PSV coach says he is “going for a miracle” against Arsenal tomorrow

It looks like the PSV manager Ruud van Nistelroy is not feeling very confident ahead of tomorrow’s Europa League tie against Arsenal tomorrow.

Although a much-changed Arsenal side only won 1-0 over the Dutch giants last Thursday, van Nistelroy feels like it was an easy game for the Gunners, and the loss must have given them a lack of confidence, as they followed that up on Sunday with a 4-2 defeat to Groningen, who are third bottom of the Eredivisie.

Three of those goals came in just 6 minutes before the halftime whistele, and van Nistelroy doesn’t believe that his team can cave in so easily tomorrow night. “I’m confident that something like this won’t happen again against Arsenal,” he told a press conference.

“I evaluated those six minutes as an incident. There were several individual faults in a row. It shouldn’t happen, but it happens. You also have to score five goals and you score two. That’s the simple conclusion for me.”

Right now Arsenal only need a point to top the Group, and if PSV lose or draw tonight, then they have to try and get a win in Norway against Bodo Glimt, who play bottom of the group Zurich tomorrow, next Thursday.

“In all likelihood it is (decided then),” said Van Nistelrooy.

“But we’re going for a miracle. If you win yourself and Bodo doesn’t win, then you’ll be there tomorrow.

“We all hope for that. But it may just be that the decision will not be made until next week in Norway.”
I am surprised how glum the ex-Man United striker sounds, but then I wouldn’t be keen to face Arsenal myself after losing embarrassingly to one of the bottom clubs in the League!

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6 Comments

  1. Silly and plain wrong use of language by VAN CHEATLEROY to say he needs a miracle . He needs to beat a probably understrength Arsenal side by a goal or possibly two to get his aim. That needs their players to play well but in no way a “miracle”.

    Stupid language hype, as so often when football is discussed Sigh!

      1. Pat, do you actually know what a miracle is!

        Sometimes I have to seriously wonder how an educated man can not know, or more likely not CARE, about what words actually mean!

        I accept you have a right to report VN’s wrong use of English.

        But to now know yourself, well that IS worrying!

  2. The man is just playing mind games. He wants Arsenal to drop their guard and relapse into complacency.
    I hope Arteta and the boys don’t buy into all that “miracle” garbage

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