Sambo: 'Unfortunately we finished second'
PSV did not win the Otten Cup 2019 after a penalty shootout defeat against Internazionale in the final. After the game , we spoke to Shurandy Sambo, who was named the best defender of the tournament.
“Shurandy, how do you look back at the final?”
“I think we put in a good performance. We failed to slice open the Italian defence in the first half. You need to switch quickly from defence to attack in order to create chances. Our passing lacked accuracy and we also lacked ruthlessness in front of goal. We took the lead in the second half through Jeremy Antonisse after a well-worked move. But Vergani capitalised on a defensive error to level the score.”
“You were named best defender of the tournament. Does that help to ease the pain of losing the final after a penalty shootout?”
“Not really. We are a team and we wanted to win as a team, but unfortunately we finished second.”
“What do you like best?”
“As I said, we worked hard as a team. We enjoyed home advantage and wanted to give 100%. I am satisfied with my own display but it was not enough to lift the trophy.”