PSV Eindhoven coach Guus Hiddink described his team’s 2-0 win over Monaco as “exemplary”.
Taking a 1-0 lead into the match from the first leg, PSV sttruck twice through Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink and Damarcus Beasley, to earn a place in the last eight of the Champions League.
“We played an exemplary match, although we were under a bit of pressure in the first half,” said the Dutchman.
“We didn’t play enough of the ball in the first half although we managed to get some corners.
“We came here also to try and score, and not just to defend. In the second half we wanted to score another goal, and Beasley came up with it thanks to a superb pass from Cocu.
“That proved fatal for Monaco, but it was a great result for us. We must be the team with the smallest budget of all the qualified teams.”
Monaco coach Didier Deschamps, who led the team to last year’s final, admitted his side had squandered their chances.
“We created chances in the first half, but the players just didn’t take them,” said the former France international.