Except for Jordan Teze, PSV came out of the game against FC Volendam unscathed.
Three players had to watch out against FC Volendam not to run into a suspension. Érick Gutiérrez, Ibrahim Sangaré and Guus Til have all received four yellow cards so far this season. A fifth yellow card automatically means a suspension for one game. A yellow card resulted in a suspension.
Ibrahim Sangaré seemed to play with the handbrake on during his substitution because it was mediocre what the Ivorian showed. Luuk de Jong raged against the referee, who, like a characterless leader, drew a weak yellow card for the PSV captain.
Then there was the substitution of Xavi Simons, who walked to the side aggravated and with a lot of disappointment. On the bench it was clearly visible that the midfielder was very disappointed with his substitution. And so Van Nistelrooij was asked afterwards about the substitution and whether he had said anything to Simons. “I congratulated him on the three points. Of course Xavi was not happy, he never wants to get off, he always wants to contribute to the team. But today I exchanged him with Bakayoko, both flanks.’
Van Nistelrooij could laugh about it when he saw the images of the grumbling Simons. ‘Delicious, isn’t it? That is also the spirit you want from a player. His soul and salvation lies in it. He will have a nice day off tomorrow and then get ready for next week. We all know his contribution, and hopefully he will show that in the coming weeks,’ said Ruud van Nistelrooij about his top player.