Guus Hiddink spoke to the NOS’s Joep Schreuder about his former club closing in on their 24th Eredivisie title.

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PSV entertain Ajax in Eindhoven on Sunday knowing a victory would be enough to seal them the Eredivisie title.


Hiddink said, ”PSV Eindhoven do not have the strongest team but they know how to win games although they have had luck at times this season. In some cases in the closing stages of games or even in injury time. That is the quality of PSV Eindhoven.

”I live in Amsterdam and Ajax wanted to prove that they are the best team in the Netherlands this season.

”The upcoming match against Ajax in Eindhoven this Sunday is important and they are the matches that you want to play. PSV Eindhoven are strong and will want to fight and Ajax have a point to prove.

”Phillip Cocu has built a focused PSV Eindhoven team and you must do that as a manager and get the best out of your squad of players.

Guus Hiddink also spoke about his role as a consultant regarding the Dutch football management courses, ”I believe that you must always look if you can renew and improve the Dutch management football courses to meet the demands of modern football.

”If you look at the intensity of the Champions League and Europa League games it is very high with the intention to attack and get close to the opponents goal.

”I believe that here in the Netherlands at club level we are to slow and calm in terms of our positional play. ”

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