PSV will in all probability have to do it again in the away game at Sparta on Saturday night without Cody Gakpo and Noni Madueke. The pair is slightly injured and doesn‘t seem to make it to the competition in Rotterdam.
On the day before the match, Roger Schmidt, trainer of PSV, is unable to give a conclusion about Gakpo and Madueke. “Maybe they’ll be there again, but I don‘t know that at the moment”, notes Omroep Brabant from the mouth of the German. It is certain that Mario Götze and Nick Viergever have to pass the duel on Het Kasteel.
PSV does not intend to enter the transfer market because of the injuries. “This is mainly because they are not really long-term injuries,” explains Schmidt. “But we do keep our ears and eyes open in case of an opportunity. You have to do that when the transfer window is open. But we’re not forced to look for new players right now.”
Saturday it is for the Eindhovenaren to write the first victory of 2021. If this does not happen, the backlog of the leader Ajax can be even further. “We have high goals and we want to achieve them this season,” says Schmidt. “Of course it‘s not nice that we haven’t won yet, but that has been. We have to be ready.”