Johan Bakayoko has mixed feelings about Tuesday’s 1-1 draw against RC Lens. It was the third Champions League match without a win, but wintering is still in sight.
“The most important thing that sticks? That not all is lost,” said goalscorer Bakayoko afterwards Ziggo Sports. “We came to win and of course a draw is frustrating. But given the game, a draw is justified.”
Bakayoko opened the score shortly after halftime with a nice shot into the far corner. “It took me a while to perfect my action, but it’s starting to happen,” the Belgian said with a smile. “I hit it well with the inside of my instep.”
Less than ten minutes after Bakayoko’s opening goal it was already 1-1. For example, PSV missed out on the three points again after games against Arsenal (4-0) and Sevilla (2-2). And while PSV has won all matches in the Eredivisie so far.
“I think this is very different from what we are used to,” Bakayoko said. “We are not used to a team that stops the game a lot, makes fouls and whines. I think we still have to adapt.”
‘Wintering is the goal of everyone within PSV’
Due to the draw in France, PSV needs a victory over Lens in two weeks to remain seriously in the race for the eighth finals. With the same number of points as Sevilla, PSV is currently at the bottom of group B.
“Wintering is also the goal of everyone within PSV,” said Bakayoko. “We have everything in our own hands. With our supporters behind it, I think it could be a completely different match in two weeks.”
PSV will first play against Ajax at home in the Eredivisie on Sunday. The following weekend there will be an away match against Heracles Almelo. Lens will visit the Philips Stadium on November 8.
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