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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 W

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
23
37 60'
5 75'
38 87'
7
30
10 85' 90+3'
14 66'
17 38'
19
Coach: P. Bosz

Substitutes

Tuesday 21 February

20:41
20:36
19:54
19:09
18:58
18:35
18:24
18:00
17:57
17:40
17:04
16:57
16:54
16:46
15:53
14:41
14:30
14:21
13:37
12:51
12:15
11:09
09:55
09:32
07:32
06:11
03:59
02:47
02:30
01:36
00:51
00:34
00:15
00:04

Monday 20 February

23:06
22:24
21:30
20:08
20:03
19:36
19:34
19:09
18:55
18:52
18:17
17:42
17:18
17:04
16:52
16:42
16:31
16:14
16:03
15:46
15:24
15:17
14:43
14:31
14:06
13:50
13:38
13:09
12:54
12:39
12:30
11:42
11:26
11:16
11:02
10:40
08:51
08:19
08:00
07:04
05:00
03:44
01:56
01:50
01:27
01:04
00:59
00:26
00:17
00:07

Sunday 19 February

23:47
23:20
23:02
22:56
22:46
20:09
19:59
19:44
19:40
19:12
18:26
18:06
17:56
17:50
17:46
17:33
17:27
17:16
17:12
16:59
16:32
15:49
14:41
13:17
12:19
11:03
10:15
09:41
07:41
04:21
03:18
02:59
01:54
01:26
00:50
00:35
00:22

Eredivisie table

# Team MP D P
1 23 +47 60
2 23 +33 55
3 23 +28 52
4 23 +5 37
5 23 +6 36
6 23 +2 34
7 23 +10 33
8 23 +4 33
9 23 -3 28
10 23 -1 27
11 23 -8 26
12 23 -16 25
13 23 -22 23
14 23 -14 20
15 23 -12 19
16 23 -16 19
17 23 -19 19
18 23 -24 17

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