PSV Eindhoven coach Guus Hiddink has advised his players to be patient as they seek to overturn a two-goal deficit in tonight’s Champions League semi-final against Milan.
PSV trail 2-0 from the first leg at the San Siro, but Hiddink has told his players not to get too carried away in piursuit of an early goal.
“We don’t have to score early like everyone thinks, because if we can manage to get one at any time, the game will suddenly become very open,” Hiddink said.
“The perfect scenario is to try and get control of the game but we must not be naive. If we score at any time, the entire complexion of the match will change.
“We are wary of what they can do on the counter,” Hiddink added.
“They have creative players in midfield who can spring forward at pace and strikers who are capable of finishing any chances that come along.
“Last week, we made quite an impression with our play but we didn’t score.
“When you play like we did in the second half at the San Siro, you have to take at least one of your chances. The only real difference between the teams is the quality of the finishing.
“It will be very difficult to eliminate AC Milan but I am hopeful,” he continued.
“There is a lot of optimism in the squad and we showed in Milan that we can beat this team. Milan is very experienced but it is up to us to make them look afraid like we did last week.”