Trainer Peter Bosz does not want to know that PSV will easily beat Ajax on Sunday. The Eredivisie leader is head and shoulders favorite against the errant Amsterdammers, who, according to Bosz, can really play football.
“The fact that it will be 5-0 for a while is nonsense. I just find that laughable,” Bosz said at his press conference on Friday in the run-up to Sunday’s top match in Eindhoven.
The Apeldoorn native does not underestimate his old club Ajax. “It is absolutely a top match, no matter how you look at it. It is and remains Ajax. In my opinion, the players are not so bad that they should be in seventeenth place.”
Bosz watched Brighton & Hove Albion-Ajax (2-0) with great interest on Thursday, Ajax’s first match under interim coach Hedwiges Maduro. The PSV coach saw some different things than at Ajax of the departed Maurice Steijn.
“It was interesting to see what Maduro would change,” Bosz said. “I told my players what that is. I don’t have to repeat that here, because then I make others wiser than they already are.”
Bella-Kotchap absent from PSV for the time being
Bosz will not have access to Armel Bella-Kotchap at PSV for the time being. The defender, signed last summer, missed the last two games due to a shoulder injury. His recovery will take some time.
“He won’t be there tomorrow and for the time being,” Bosz said. “Whether he needs surgery is not for me to say. The club will make a statement early next week.”
The match between leader PSV and number seventeen Ajax starts on Sunday at 2:30 PM. The match in the Philips Stadium will be led by referee Danny Makkelie.
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