Mark van Bommel and PSV lost Wednesday at their own field with 1-2 of FC Barcelona.
“You don’t always get what you deserve, that’s part of football. Today we were on the wrong side,” said the former midfielder, who as a player for the Catalans came out.
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“I’m obviously very disappointed, but it’s nice that the audience after the final whistle massive he would stand up and clap. That says everything about the performance of the boys. They have given everything and there was an idea behind the game. We have quite a lot of chances created. And that against Barça. Then you will earn more.”
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Van Bommel is proud of the development team in recent months has gone through. “If you look back, and our game of today compares with the way we are in the preliminary round against BATE Borisov played, then you can say that we clear steps. We are now able to compete with teams FC Barcelona, Internazionale and Tottenham Hotspur. It is a confirmation that we are doing a good job. Though it is less that we are only one point caught and from Europe.”
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Luuk de Jong was responsible for the only New goal in the Philips Stadium. Van Bommel hopes to be able to enjoy its spire. “Luuk is already the whole season well. I am also glad that he has his contract extended. Luuk is a striker, but can be much more. He is so important. I am very happy to have him in my team. He may be a higher level certainly, but of me may he still continue.”
Statistics – PSV lose 1-2 Barça