PSV coach Peter Bosz cannot rely on Jerdy Schouten against Excelsior

PSV coach Peter Bosz cannot rely on Jerdy Schouten against Excelsior
PSV coach Peter Bosz cannot rely on Jerdy Schouten against Excelsior

PSV cannot rely on . The midfielder is not fit and did not travel to Rotterdam. He is replaced by Mauro Júnior. Hirving Lozano is also not present. The Mexican was injured on a visit to NEC on Saturday. Malik Tillman was already his replacement in Nijmegen and will kick off against Excelsior.

PSV was committed to coming out of the international match well, but suffered their first league defeat of the season (3-1) last Saturday when they visited NEC. Because Feyenoord won 4-2 against FC Utrecht a day later, the lead over the reigning champion shrank to seven points. PSV hopes to temporarily increase the gap to ten, but has had to deal with some blows in the run-up to the meeting with Excelsior. Lozano was already out in Nijmegen, Noa Lang and Ismael Saibari are not (yet) available and Schouten is also not present.

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The summer signing, one of the absolute strongholds in the team of trainer Peter Bosz from the start of this season, had a starting place for the Dutch national team in the friendly match against Germany a week ago and was ‘normal’ in action a few days later. NEC. So he cannot help his team in Rotterdam. Bosz replaces Schouten with Mauro Júnior, who impressed in midfield against Ajax at the beginning of February. The goal is of course defended by Walter Benítez, for whom Jordan Teze, André Ramalho, Olivier Boscagli and Sergiño Dest form the vanguard. Mauro is accompanied in midfield by Joey Veerman and Guus Til. Johan Bakayoko, Luuk de Jong and Tillman have to provide the goals.

The match between Excelsior and PSV starts on Tuesday evening at 8 p.m.

PSV line-up: Benitez; Teze, Ramalho, Boscagli, Dest; Veerman, Mauro Til; Bakayoko, De Jong, Tillman.

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