what can we expect from Ruud van Nistelrooy’s PSV Eindhoven?

The rivals of AS Monaco who finished third in the Europa League group of Asemists last year, PSV Eindhoven want to take revenge this time in the third preliminary round of the Champions League (meeting to be followed by our live commented). A Dutch team that kept a certain structure, but nevertheless experienced some disturbances. Second in the last Dutch championship, PSV Eindhoven had a busy but interesting summer. While the departures of Mario Götze (Eintracht Frankfurt) and Roger Schmidt (Benfica) took shape quickly, the Dutch team was able to immediately replace the two Germans. Active in the transfer window, the club based in Eindhoven got their hands on Guus Til to replace the world champion in 2014. Fully lived last season at Feyenoord (21 goals and 5 offerings in 49 games) after a flop in Russia with Spartak Moscow, the 24-year-old was one of the architects of the good season of the club in Rotterdam, which ended in the loss of the Europa League Conference final against AS Roma (1-0) . On the coach’s side, it was a former home scorer, Ruud van Nistelrooy who was chosen. A former coach of youth teams and a former Dutch selection assistant, the 46-year-old man who is a legend of Dutch football is eager to succeed in his first real experience as number one.

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Whatever one might think of his lack of experience in this position, he still has eight years of coaching at PSV Eindhoven and the Oranje and feels that the right time has come. “I don’t want to commit myself to this difficult profession. It took me almost ten years to prepare it and I think now I am ready. I am proud, I have played here and now I will lead PSV as head coach. But I also know that the hardest part is starting and that being a good player is not enough to be a good coach., he explained during his appointment to the Boeren bench. Also benefited from two other heavy reinforcements, Luuk de Jong (31, Sevilla) in the attack to replace Eran Zahavi as well as Walter Benitez (29, Nice) to bring the quality of the goal, he will rely on young shoots like rookies Xavi Simons (19). , PSG) and Ki-Jana Hoever (20, Wolverhampton) who have taken their place in the eleven. Continuing the 4-2-3-1 system of his predecessor, Ruud van Nistelrooy is quite faithful to his playing style as a player. Offensive and attractive, these are the key words.

Very offensive style

Knowing an interesting preparation with 16 goals scored for 9 goals conceded, Ruud van Nistelrooy still needs to find the right balance within his team. However, good things are meant and this should give the rookie Guus Til a place of choice. Last Saturday in the Dutch Super Cup against Ajax Amsterdam, PSV Eindhoven won 5-3. The author of a resounding hat-trick, the attacking midfielder was able to decide and take advantage of the hard work of the wingers. In the absence of Noni Madueke, youngster Johan Bakayoko (19) played on the right wing while Cody Gakpo was placed on the left side. Two fast and restless elements that make the difference are Guus Til and Luuk de Jong in the center. Be careful in the corridors, this should be the posture of Monaco against Boeren. After this first trophy as a coach, Ruud van Nistelrooy could not contain his emotions: “Scoring five goals for Ajax is obviously a great achievement.” However, the defense where Walter Benitez and Ki-Jana Hoever joined Jordan Teze, Armando Obispo and Philipp Max had to settle the bolts while the duo Joey Veerman – Ibrahim Sangaré remained the double pivot referent.

This match against AS Monaco will be another good test for PSV Eindhoven’s version of Ruud van Nistelrooy whose start has been very encouraging. Still in the run-in like ASM, this Dutch team will be one hell of a piece for Philippe Clément’s training. The Belgian coach expressed his doubts in a press conference: “PSV players showed the qualities we know about them, a good offensive force, a good collective, with experienced players. Scoring five goals in Ajax pitch was a great success. But we are determined to beat a team like that.” Studying the game of his Dutch counterpart, Philippe Clement also points to transitions as the main axis of danger for his team: “I don’t know him personally. I know a good player. He is a striker, living in his first months as the number 1 coach. His team has a structure that is clear about attacking to win games. His best strengths are transitioning and the ground game. Forewarned, AS Monaco must put themselves at their best level if they don’t want to suffer a disappointment like last year, against Shakhtar Donetsk.

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