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Cocu defiant despite heavy PSV defeat

8 December 2013 16:43

Philip Cocu remains defiant despite PSV falling to their heaviest defeat since March 2012 as they were beaten 6-2 by Vitesse on Saturday.

The 21-time Dutch champions have had a tough start to the season and find themselves 10th in the Eredivisie after seven league games without a win.

It was all square at the break but Stijn Schaars' departure due to injury early in the second half heralded a swing in momentum as first-placed Vitesse scored five goals after the interval.

PSV – who had not conceded six goals at home since a match against Twente 21 months ago – are now 13 points behind the league leaders but Cocu is confident he can turn it around.

"I've seen a team that wants to compete with ambition and experience," he said. "That's the benchmark (and) as long as this exists, I will believe in this team.

"The players gave their all and put in an excellent performance. But we could not convert our chances into goals and conceded a soft opening goal.

"We got back into the game and scored a fully deserved equaliser, but things went from bad worse when Schaars had come off.

"We lost grip in midfield and could not find our rhythm any more. I hoped we could snatch a late draw when (Karim) Rekik had pulled a goal back, but it was all over when we were left to rue another defensive slip.

"Looking at the table, we're where we deserve to be."

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Info

PSV

W W W W L

2 - 6

Competition
Eredivisie
Date
7 December 2013
Game week
16
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
1 - 1
Full-time
2 - 6
Venue
Philips Stadion (Eindhoven)
Attendance
33000

Goals

0 - 1
38' Lucas Piazon
 (assist by M. Havenaar)
M. Depay 45'+1
(assist by J. Locadia) 
1 - 1
1 - 2
66' M. Havenaar
 (assist by C. Atsu)
1 - 3
75' K. Leerdam
 (assist by Lucas Piazon)
K. Rekik 84'
(assist by J. Locadia) 
2 - 3
2 - 4
85' D. Pröpper
 (assist by P. van Aanholt)
2 - 5
87' P. van Aanholt
 (assist by Lucas Piazon)
2 - 6
90'+3 D. Pröpper
 (assist by P. van Aanholt)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
21
2 64'
13
3 84'
28
8
6
27
17
11
22 45+1'
Coach: P. Cocu
# Player Bookings
22
37 60'
5 75'
38 87'
23
7
10 85' 90+3'
14 66'
30
17 38'
19
Coach: P. Bosz

Substitutes

Sunday 3 May

Saturday 2 May

23:57
23:50
23:49
23:21
23:11
23:09
23:04
22:59
22:44
22:31
22:06
22:00
21:56
21:52
21:39
21:17
21:12
20:43
20:27
20:25
20:23
20:13
20:09
20:08
19:59
19:56
19:54
19:52
19:41
19:33
19:23
19:13
18:59
18:56
18:42
18:33
18:11
18:07
18:04
18:01
17:57
17:56
17:51
17:31
15:44
15:40
14:39
12:03
11:58
11:39
11:01
07:34
06:07
05:11
03:07
03:05
00:37
00:25
00:09

Friday 1 May

23:35
23:01
22:30
21:57
21:42
20:13
20:08
19:59
19:36
19:34
18:48
18:34
18:09
18:08
18:01
17:42
17:03
16:58
16:47
15:51
15:44
15:39
15:32
15:06
14:52
14:32
14:23
14:13
14:01
13:36
13:27
13:24
13:03
12:50
12:43
12:33
12:17
11:57
11:50
11:31
11:13
10:31
09:36
09:05
06:34
05:47
04:39
03:50
02:31
02:11
01:37
01:02
00:24
00:08

Eredivisie table

# Team MP D P
1 32 +58 82
2 32 +38 68
3 32 +23 59
4 32 +3 56
5 32 +20 54
6 32 +9 49
7 32 +12 47
8 32 -4 43
9 32 -6 41
10 32 -6 40
11 32 -2 39
12 32 +0 37
13 32 -7 37
14 32 -16 34
15 32 -13 31
16 32 -30 28
17 32 -29 26
18 32 -50 17

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