Jaap de Groot
Take the defend. For many years, was the back-pass as automatism typical of the Dutch football. So it was an Ajax-back even to recognize the position of the body at a first touch: always turned inward. This affected not only the ball handling, it gave the opponent the ability to deep on the opponent’s half, press. With a back-pass and even more pressure on the team as a result.
With Ajax it is now uitgeramd. The defenders now seek immediately the depth, close in, and as the opponent is reduced.
That also explains the transfer of Nick Viergever from Amsterdam to Eindhoven. Also PSV wants to more efficiently dominate against stronger opponents. Against Inter Milan was the that with Viergever, Denzel Dumfries and Angelino, but called the team with the terugspeelballen of Trent Sainsbury in the early stages of the problems on himself.
Later, this became better camouflaged, and eventually came to the Australian, the realization that he is better the example of his colleagues could follow.
As it is positive to see how PSV under Mark van Bommel still more depth in the game. The insertion of Erick Gutierrez is again a next step, all made the duel with Inter, however, clear why the coach with him, a blow to the arm. The always forward footballing Mexican is not yet a sufficient ’risk-free’ with his actions.
Yet it was in Milan to see that there are still more stretch in the champion. So it came Jorrit Hendrix as a controller between Gutierrez and Pablo Rosario is a lot better out of the paint. In this role, the puzzle better together. The long-term four ahead of footballing defenders you have in the team-as types as well as Hendrix and Luuk de Jong need to get the most out of targeted players like Gutierrez, Rosario, and especially Hirving Lozano and Steven Bergwijn.
Only, this must be positional or every second cmos run. Especially in the Champions League. So was the great salvation of Jeroen Zoet immediately after peace is the result of the hole that is in the team-as was Hendrix to the left was gone, and his position was not inherited.
The details that are honed and perfected. Nevertheless, it was very encouraging how calculated when PSV nothing more to win, this crucial step forward yet it was put.
A forward playing defense and a balanced composed in midfield and attack, finally, the basis for a team that wants to dominate. Regardless of the strength of the opponent.