Roger Schmidt is not happy with the defeat against Olympiakos, but sees enough opportunities for PSV next week. The Eindhovenaren have to make up for a 4-2 backlog in their own house.
“Am I disappointed? Yes, of course. If you meet four goals, youre disappointed,” says Schmidt to ESPN. “I dont think we played badly, but we made too many defensive mistakes. But everything is still possible. We will have to improve quickly and show that we can play tactically better than today. If we meet four more goals next week, we cant go through. But we have also shown that we can adapt quickly.”
It went wrong when Olivier Boscagli fell out and his replacement Timo Baumgartl blundered. “Olivier is an important player for us. If such a player fails, a problem arises. Timo had to play left in the defense, hes not used to that. But he can play better. He was a little nervous and had lesser moments. He knows that, too. But its up to the team to patch him up again.”
Schmidt thinks the battle hasnt been fought for PSV yet. “Its not easy, but its possible.”
Ðÿª PSV trainer Roger Schmidt is disappointed by the four goals, but still has confidence in the return. #UEL #OLYPSV “Now we need to make up 4-2, I think anything is still possible.” pic.twitter.com/2lsl8Tuk7y
— ESPN NL (@ESPNnl) February 18, 2021