PSV was the only Dutch club this week to score points in a European context. The team of trainer Roger Schmidt lost 1-2 at home against AS Monaco and that was a big blow through the bill. The people of Eindhoven have been changeable so far this season, both in the Eredivisie and in Europe. contains the PSV club management intentions to continue longer with trainer Roger Schmidt. According to Mike Verweij and Valentijn Driessen, the bar is not set high enough in Eindhoven.
According to Verweij, the pressure at PSV is lower than at Ajax. “It’s just a fact that few journalists bother to drive down the A2,” says the journalist from The Telegraph. PSV, the pressure is simply much less, also because there is less interest. Of course, it also has to do with the size of the club, the history and turnover. I think Ajax is always much more critical than PSV.”
Valentijn Driessen completely agrees with his colleague’s words. “Yes, one hundred percent,” said the football chief. Toon Gerbrands always shouted: ‘There are no excuses in top sport’. But they do lose a lot. They can say that they are still close to Ajax in the competition, but your most important matches against Benfica and AS Monaco. not at Monaco, you have probably been seen in the Europa League and you can fall back to the Conference League. That bar could be set a bit higher.”
Driessen therefore cannot understand that PSV intends to extend the contract with Schmidt. “They had been in contact and it looks good. It looks like they will continue together. There is not a hair on his head with Schmidt thinking about stopping. Then I think: my God.“It is a joke, and of course a lame joke knows that in Amsterdam it is said: please let Schmidt sign, because it is the best trainer Ajax has ever had. That being said is of course annoying.”