The AZ Alkmaar manager Gertjan Verbeek has said that he is extremely disappointed with the outcome of the 5-1 defeat suffered at the hands of PSV during the weekend. AZ Alkmaar were coming into the match on the back of a humbling 5-0 defeat at the hands of the Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala in the Europa league. Gertjan Verbeek said ahead of the match that he wanted the players to be extremely professional and avoid unwanted mistakes. However, they were extremely poor once again and they crumbled to a 5-1 defeat to PSV.
This defeat has meant that AZ Alkmaar have slipped to the 10th position in the table. This has put a lot of pressure on the manager Gertjan Verbeek, who has been in charge of the team since 2010. He has said that his team was comprehensively outplayed by PSV and he will be looking to bring many changes ahead of the next match. AZ Alkmaar were completely outplayed, but a number of good counter-attacks helped them scored the lone goal that proved to be nothing more than a consolation. The club will be facing Roda JC and NAC Breda in the next matches. AZ Alkmaar will be very much looking forward to getting back to the home soil according to the manager.
“We were down to ten men after just eight minutes. After Reijnen had been sent off, we were vulnerable in defence for a few minutes. Yet we were defensively well-organised again soon and started some fine counter attacks. We had been forced to dig deep in the second half and had not fully recovered yet when the second half got under way. A second PSV goal was inevitable and from then on we lacked spirit and strength of character,” said the manager after the match.