Van Bommel keen to move on from Linz debacle

PSV Eindhoven
PSV Eindhoven boss Mark van Bommel was proud of the way his players stood up against Spurs in their agonising defeat on Tuesday night.

PSV Eindhoven boss Mark van Bommel is keen for his side to move on from Thursday's 4-1 thrashing at the hands of LASK Linz in the Europa League.

PSV’s place in the knockout stages of Europe’s secondary competition is now firmly in the balance after they were blown away at the Linzer Stadion, while their overall form is certainly a growing concern.

Rood-witten have now failed to win any of their last five matches across all competitions, a run that has also seen them slip to third in the Eredivisie standings, eight points behind leaders Ajax.

Van Bommel admits he was left scratching his head by PSV’s latest defeat, but he has urged his side to quickly pick themselves up and move on from their recent slump in form.

“We were low in confidence after we had failed to win five consecutive games in all competitions,” van Bommel told the club website.

“We have to carry on. There’s no other option. We have been dealt some harsh blows and actually I didn’t see this one coming. But we must now act like men and cope with the pressure.”

PSV don’t have to wait long for their next match as they will face an away clash with Willem II in the Eredivisie on Sunday.

The Dutch giants beat the Tilburg outfit home and away last season, although when they visited the Koning Willem II Stadion in 2018 they were surprisingly thrashed 5-0.