Rutten eyes PSV improvement
PSV Eindhoven coach Fred Rutten declared himself satisfied after guiding his team back to the Eredivisie summit but admitted yesterday's 4-2 win at Willem II was far from perfect.
The bottom club went toe to toe with their more illustrious rivals in the first half, twice getting back on level terms with goals from Andreas Landgren and Andreas Lasnik cancelling out strikes from Balazs Dzsudzsak and Jeremain Lens.
Ibrahim Afellay restored the visitors' advantage before the break though, and Jonathan Reis sealed the points with their fourth goal seven minutes into the second period.
"(I'm) satisfied with the result," said Rutten. "(But) we want to be a quality football team, so once we took the lead, we should have shown the fighting spirit to hold onto our lead, with due respect to our opponents. We conceded two very sloppy goals."
He added: "We improved after the break; we were in control of the match and created chances. We should have scored a few more goals but we've bagged all three points after the international break."