Trainer Roger Schmidt believes that PSV has once again been disadvantaged in the top match against Ajax. The Eindhoven team lost 2-1 in their own Philips stadium, due to a controversial goal by Noussair Mazraoui. He scored from an attack in which the ball appeared to have been played over the sideline by Daley Blind.
“I was standing next to the linesman and saw that the ball was out,” said Schmidt. “I didn’t understand why he didn’t raise his flag. When I saw the images, I was sure they would disapprove the goal. But they didn’t,” said Schmidt. The German was frustrated and bit the fourth official along the line: “Give that cup to Ajax right away”. Schmidt: “That was out of frustration. During the match I am a different person, that is part of football.”
Nevertheless, Schmidt has the feeling that Ajax is sometimes favored by the arbitration. “After six matches against Ajax, I know that all fifty-fifty moments are going their way. That is my feeling. It’s about small decisions, but also big ones like now with that second goal. We have to accept it. I’m proud of how things are going.” team has played.”