Yorbe Vertessen is still critical after ‘nice pegel’, Luuk de Jong wonders: ‘Who is going to stop us?’ | Dutch football

Yorbe Vertessen allowed it against FC Twente (3-1) in the TOTO KNVB Cup from the start and did not disappoint PSV coach Peter Bosz. The Belgian attacker, whose wish to leave is not being listened to for the time being, beautifully scored the first Eindhoven goal in the first half. Captain Luuk de Jong saw his team dominate again, but he also guarded against “arrogance”.

The well-oiled machine that is PSV is not short of players in an attacking sense. In most cases, Vertessen has to make do with substitute appearances, but against FC Twente he was allowed to start again. Before the match, trainer Bosz said that the fast Belgian had earned a starting place, in training and as a substitute. Whether he had also approached Vertessen himself? “Not personally, no. I train just fine, so I understand him in that respect,” says the attacker ESPN.

In the 19th minute, Vertessen personally ensured that the sold-out Philips Stadium could cheer. He pulled the trigger from the edge of the Enschede sixteen-meter area. “That was a nice drop, although my assumption is actually a bit too far out. But in the end I hit him just fine.”

Yet Vertessen believes that he still does not get enough opportunities in the Eindhoven success formation. He would like to switch to another club this winter, with Union Berlin mentioned as a potential landing place. However, PSV is not (yet) participating in this. “I think everyone knows that I want to make more minutes,” says Vertessen. “On the other hand, it is also nice to stay here, become champion and play the Champions League. That is why there is not really a bad choice But personally I think it’s better for me to take a step and play more.”

De Jong: ‘It’s clever how we do that’

Luuk de Jong scored for the 2-0. © ANP

Luuk de Jong is the captain of the PSV, which has done nothing but win in its own country this season. The potential banana peel that was FC Twente was also convincingly avoided, partly due to a goal by the striker himself. “It’s amazing how we do that. When you see how strong we are, how dominant we are in those first 70 minutes. Then you certainly wonder in the Netherlands: who is going to stop us?”

“But we shouldn’t become arrogant either,” De Jong is wary. “We have to deliver the same 100 percent intensity in every match and then I don’t expect that there will be teams that will beat us. There are still difficult matches, but I have confidence in that.”

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