PSV Eindhoven may have hit six past De Graafschap on Saturday evening, but boss Phillip Cocu has admitted he is concerned about his defence.

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psv defnThe champions now only trail second placed Feyenoord by a point after a 6-3 win over bottom side De Graafschap, but PSV were nearly on the end of a major shock when the Super-Boeren came back from 3-0 down to draw level.

A Davy Propper’s brace a goal either side of a Andres Guardado free-kick gave PSV a convincing lead in the opening half hour on Saturday. However that was before defensive errors gave Graafschap a life line. Andrew Driver, Alexander Bannink and Nathan Kabasale leveled the affair at the hour mark, before Luuk de Jong, Luciano Narsingh and Gaston Pereiro prevented what could have been the upset of the season.


Cocu admitted to NOS after the game that he is concerned that his side nearly gave away a three goal lead, “Yes I am concerned with what happened, we ought to have played better in the second half having done so well in the first half. What I want from my players is consistence.”

PSV have conceded the most goals in the Eredivisie top six, and if the Eindhoven club are to retain their title, Cocu must rectify his leaky defence.

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