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Hiddink hungry for more goals

Published: Tuesday 22 February 2005, 23.50CET
Coach Guus Hiddink believes PSV Eindhoven will need to score at AS Monaco FC to reach the quarter-finals.

Match statistics


Goals scored1
Attempts on target2
Attempts off target6
Fouls committed16
Yellow cards1
Red cards0


Published: Tuesday 22 February 2005, 23.50CET

Hiddink hungry for more goals

Coach Guus Hiddink believes PSV Eindhoven will need to score at AS Monaco FC to reach the quarter-finals.

PSV Eindhoven coach Guus Hiddink has promised to attack AS Monaco FC in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League tie despite taking a 1-0 first-leg lead thanks to Alex's early header at the Philips stadium. Monaco coach Didier Deschamps, meanwhile, feels there is room for his team to improve after suffering their first defeat in seven games against Dutch opponents.

Guus Hiddink, PSV coach
The return match will be decisive but I can tell you that PSV won't play defensively. We will try and score over there. We started this game very strongly, and played the first half at a very good pace. We scored an excellent goal from the corner and then had some other half-chances. Monaco came into the match as it went on and the game was more balanced in the second half. We tried to change the tempo, as it became a typical European match. I was pleased with the result because the team showed great discipline and recovered well when we made a mistake. We are in good shape going into the next game but we have to score some more goals if possible.

Didier Deschamps, Monaco coach
We had a hard time getting our strikers to trouble PSV. It was a quick game and was very disappointing that their goal was from a corner. PSV have some very good athletic players but it was a shame that we couldn't keep a clean sheet. We have to put them under more pressure in the return. This match against PSV was a completely different situation to last year [when Monaco won 2-1] because we didn't score and we are sad about that. We also lost because we had some injured players, and in the second leg we will have to win more one-on-one duels.

Mark van Bommel, PSV captain
The atmosphere in the stadium for Champions League matches is always different; they are bigger games and the football is more intense. I was pleased with the result, as now we can be a bit more relaxed when we go to France. We were always dangerous although we didn't always find the right pass. We wanted to score a second goal but it didn't happen. It was a tough game and you always have to be aware of Monaco on the counterattack.

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