Ruud van Nistelrooy admits PSV “need to do better” after Fortuna Sittard draw

Ruud van Nistelrooy has demanded his side show improvement in their next Eredivisie outing after dropping points at Fortuna Sittard, he told ESPN.

The PSV Eindhoven head coach saw his side drop two points as the hosts won a penalty deep into injury-time which Burak Yilmaz converted to give the title hopefuls their fourth successive league match without a win.

Despite the side creating plenty of chances to finish the game off, PSV were chasing the game at one point having gone a goal down at half-time before Xavi Simons and Ibrahima Sangare gave the lead with 15 minutes of normal time left.

He said: “You score two goals, but looking at the odds, that’s not enough. And then it’s also about how big the chances are. We didn’t look good with the first goal against, that was about the only time they got dangerous. 

We stayed calm and did the same. If you do that, those opportunities will keep coming, you saw that too. But how do you still run into a counter against ten me.”

The match ended on a sour note when substitute Guus Til conceded a foul in the penalty deep into injury-time but Van Nistelrooy was more concerned as to how the hosts managed to win the ball and counter attacked just before winning the penalty.

“It’s just a disaster, I don’t even want to talk about the penalty.

“The organisation, the residual defence, the loss of the ball. You have to stand better, realise what it’s all about. You should do that better.”

He added: “One is the result, two is how you played. Even after a match like that you have to take that with you clearly. We have to put this bizarre match behind us quickly.”

GBeNeFN | Tom Phillips

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