PSV Eindhoven begin their defence of the Eredivisie title on Tuesday, but coach Phillip Cocu isn’t just setting his sights on league glory, he also wants cup and European success.

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cocu psv coachPSV eased to the Eredivisie title last season, finishing well ahead of second placed Ajax, but they failed to impress in both the KNVB Cup and Europa League, suffering early exits.

Phillip Cocu has now challenged his players to not only regain their title, but also make an impression in the Champions League and pick up the KNVB Cup.

Cocu┬ástated his season expectations to reporters, saying, “These are winning the title, participating longer in the cup and also staying in Europe past winter.

“The ambition is to do that in the Champions League, but that depends on the draw, third in the group stage is achievable in my view.

“We will go everywhere as champions and that means opponents will have an extra motivation when they play against us. We must show the same hunger as last season to be champions again.

“The players know how intense the joy can be and we must use to achieve our goal.”

PSV travel to ADO Den Haag on Tuesday. Kick off 5.30pm.

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