In the city of light does not mean that everyone in the spotlights. Jorrit Hendrix (23), the team player pur sang, is the quiet force on the midfield of PSV. But the hunger for the championship title is in him in any duel, in any answer, too, to discern. In De Kuip against Feyenoord realises Hendrix that he, his team at hand should take.
Jorrit Hendrix (r.) in a duel with Tonny Vilhena
Ⓒ Hollandse Hoogte
He is the player with the most intercepties (50) in the team of the leader in the Eredivisie. And he wins after Luuk de Jong most of the duels, 154 so far. Also the rapporteurs of Telesport can game appreciate, witness his current fourth place in the player of the Year standings. What nicer compliment can Hendrix, the man with the thankless task to 142-fold Mexican international Andres Guardado to follow, almost impossible not to think of.
Teamwork is paramount
“But those figures say to me is not very much. It’s about what the trainers ask of me and what the team needs me,” is his initial answer, but his personal stats give him secretly also a sense of pride. “Not that I constantly am doing, but it is nice of course. And it is important for me to constantly perform. That symbolizes our season.”
For the team, that Hendrix is always in the front. Only then come the personal partial successes. That the suspended player’s Hirving Lozano tomorrow in The Cockpit, especially after the draw against SC Heerenveen, a crucial duel in the title, is missing for him is no reason to panic. Just like the fact that Rotterdam is often transfixing seems to work on the players of PSV. More than three weeks ago was the Cockpit of the terminus in the cup (2-0), although the Locals are anything but hopeless felt.
‘Chucky will be replaced’
The revanchegevoelens be the whole week already spoken, now the result is even. “There are plenty of other players who are also very eager and very keen to. There will be someone that Chucky good substitutes”, think Hendrix.
Hendrix has been running since 2004 at The Herdgang and made his debut nine years later in the main body. He knows the ropes at PSV, that to him last summer, has been promoted to the inspector of the society after the departure of Guardado to Real Betis. Go there but on.
He is, perhaps, less flamboyant, less all-round, but the results of PSV speak so far. To Hendrix and are likely to be recurring companion, Marco van Ginkel, the task of the not of quality accrued defence of the Locals to support. No fuss, is the motto. That ’block of six’ is of decisive importance in a team that realizes that tomorrow may not lose.
‘Margin increase is not always possible’
“I think that we are really the team should have,” says Hendrix, who is even more decisive. “It is important that a few guys in the organization to be monitored. Everything together and then as a team very strong for the day. Then our guys up front make the difference.”
For success must all neighborhoods and as play Hendrix and PSV this season. “The margin increase is not always possible. Then you should just play on result”, the one-off international. “There is no one team that every game with 5-0 wins. We must be aware that we each match must continue to muster. We should really not slacken.”
PSV is not the team to play on the automatic pilot, he wants it to say. With Hendrix in the control room that will also probably not happen.