PSV against Maccabi Tel-Aviv in Conference League
PSV will have to make do with a battered selection on Thursday in the first match against Maccabi Tel-Aviv in the Conference League. The people of Eindhoven have to miss the necessary players due to injuries and suspensions.
Maxi Romero, Ryan Thomas, Jenson Seet and André Ramalho are unavailable due to injury. Olivier Boscagli, Carlos Vinícius and Ibrahim Sangaré are suspended and therefore absent on Thursday.
PSV against Maccabi Tel-Aviv
PSV therefore only has Armando Obispo and Jordan Teze left as central defenders. For trainer Roger Schmidt, however, that is not a disaster. “If something happens, we have to be creative,” the German said at the press conference on Wednesday.
“We have already played a lot this season, had the necessary injuries and if you look at the current situation, my team has put in a good performance. It is up to us now to put down the best and go far in everything.”
Schmidt Have Decided To Grab This With Both Hands’
Although the Conference League is not the highest European podium, Schmidt does take the tournament seriously. PSV finished third in the group stage of the Europa League and is therefore participating in the intermediate round of the Conference League.
“New UEFA rules have given us these opportunities. We have to seize this with both hands. Tomorrow we want to achieve a good result, because Maccabi can also be a strong opponent in their own stadium with their own supporters,” said Schmidt.
The match between PSV and Maccabi Tel-Aviv starts on Thursday at 6.45 pm. The game has been brought forward to allow an audience to be present. The Philips Stadium will not be sold out yet, because the corona rules will only be relaxed on Friday.
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