PSV must erase a 4-2 deficit against Olympiacos on Thursday to reach the last sixteen in the Europa League. Bart Schenkeveld, who plays for Panathinaikos in Greece and recently won 2-1 against club Piraeus, says against FootballPrimeur that continuing will be hard work for PSV.
Schenkeveld saw that the inhabitants of Eindhoven did not come too close to it last Thursday in the Greek port city. “They wanted to play football, but it was very open in the back”, he analyzes in conversation with this site. “It’s really dangerous against Olympiakos, because they have good players up front. Take the example of Youssef El-Arabi. He’s really a killer and you must not give him a chance, otherwise it is that a goal. “
Panathinaikos managed to beat Olympiakos 2-1 four days before the first leg. The Den Hoorn defender played the entire game and had been given clear and interesting instructions for PSV. “We knew they were looking for the attacker in the penalty area quickly and we focused on preventing him. It worked well as we kept him pretty close. Of course it’s good to play well. , as the PSV wants, but you did it. to realize. that you also give space. “
After the 4-2 loss at Piraeus, ESPN analyst Kenneth Perez wrote in the studio that PSV should be able to put things right in the home game. Schenkeveld is not sure if the Greek competition is underestimated with this. “The only thing we know is the first result. Whatever they say: PSV lose 4-2 and the facts are facts. I am sure that Olympiacos, AEK Athens, PAOK and we would do well in the Netherlands. “
Schenkeveld explains this by saying that the best Greek teams can make it difficult for the high thieves of the Eredivisie because of the way they play football. “In Greece it’s played very differently. Of course, that’s the way we think about football in the Netherlands and we are very strong technically and tactically, but we also have to keep doing other things. things. Think physically, that’s still the case in football today. More importantly. “
Schenkeveld doesn’t dare to make an exact prediction, but he thinks he knows who will come by Thursday night. “PSV have to score so there will be room for Olympiakos and they like it. I would say the Greeks are going to keep going. How far can they go after that? Well, we shouldn’t pretend that ‘is Real Madrid, but with a nice draw they can survive a round after. “
(Guy Habets / VoetbalPrimeur)
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