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Koeman laments missed opportunity

Published: Wednesday 24 October 2007
PSV Eindhoven coach Ronald Koeman bemoaned his side's inability to break down a Fenerbahçe SK side who played the final 35 minutes in the Netherlands with ten men.
Koeman laments missed opportunity
Ronald Koeman was disappointed with PSV's attacking display ©Getty Images

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Attempts on target0
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Attempts off target4
 
3
Corners3
 
3
Offsides1
 
0
Fouls committed26
 
17
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards0
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Published: Wednesday 24 October 2007

Koeman laments missed opportunity

PSV Eindhoven coach Ronald Koeman bemoaned his side's inability to break down a Fenerbahçe SK side who played the final 35 minutes in the Netherlands with ten men.

PSV Eindhoven coach Ronald Koeman bemoaned his side's inability to fashion a goal against a Fenerbahçe team that played the final 35 minutes with ten men following the dismissal of Deivid. Meanwhile, opposite number Zico praised his defence and is confident of reaching the first knockout round from Group G.

Ronald Koeman, PSV coach
We had a difficult match today and we were a bit untidy with our play through to the strikers. The match was also interrupted a lot by fouls and that's why we couldn't achieve the tempo we desired. Especially in these matches, the last pass or the last assist has to be good, but in the attacking areas we weren't good enough although I'm satisfied with the result. Although our qualification chances are still in our own hands, it will be both difficult and exciting until the last round of matches. For the return in Istanbul we will look to attack them more with the extra possibilities that will exist over there. But we know it will be difficult also and we have to make less mistakes. After the red card we tried to create more attacking opportunities but Fenerbahçe have a strong squad and defended really well today. We're in a much stronger group than last year.

Zico, Fenerbahçe coach
We played very well and did a great job in defence. We created some chances and PSV weren't as dangerous down the wings as we thought so we are satisfied with a point. We hope we can continue this type of performance later on in the group stage. Regarding the red card, I respect the decision of the referee but I couldn't see the incident well enough. Our hopes are still within our own hands and we have to continue the good level we showed here tonight. Although it's a very difficult group we feel if we keep playing like this, we'll have the chance to reach the next stage.

Last updated: 24/10/07 1.30CET

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