Ajax usually collapsed around December, but PSV seems to be in a dip already. The German also had to answer questions about the fitness of his players after the difficult win with Go Ahead Eagles.
“Every season there are times when its not so easy to play your best football. Despite this, you have to fight for the points. Im glad we finally managed to win,” Schmidt tells deCCeit.
What it says PSV has trouble and Ajax doesnt? “It might say Ajax has a lot more budget than PSV. If you have internationally experienced top players, its a bit easier. Weve already shown that we can play at the top level. I dont expect us to be top fifty matches, thats impossible.”
“We won the Johan Cruijff Scale and almost made it to the Champions League, but these games do cost energy. You can never recover one hundred percent, so youre never completely fresh. I see my players have a little trouble, but thats part of football.”