RUTTEN: THIS WILL BE DIFFERENT
PSV head coach Fred Rutten expects to see a different Trabzonspor at the Philips Stadion on Thursday to the one his team beat 2-1 in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie last week.
Two quick goals in Turkey last Thursday ensured PSV claimed an away win to give them control of the tie, Tim Matavz and Ola Toivonen stunning the hosts inside the first 12 minutes.
Trabzonspor pulled a goal back through Olcan Adin on the half-hour but, although they controlled possession for long periods, their horror start proved costly as they failed to find a leveller.
Rutten, whose Eredivisie-leading side suffered a surprise 3-0 defeat at mid-table FC Groningen on Sunday, said: "Trabzonspor will have a different look. They will look to attack. I don't think they will come here to defend.
Midfielder Kevin Strootman was also wary of the threat the visitors will pose, saying: "The first game against Trabzonspor was a very good result and gives us some comfort, but this means Trabzonspor will do everything they can to defeat us."
Rutten has drafted three youth players into his 21-man squad - Mephis Depay, Menno Koch and Imad Najah - with midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum also in contention after recovering from the head injury he sustained during the KNVB Beker win against NEC Nijmegen three weeks ago.
Zakaria Labyad has been ruled out, though, joining Orlando Engelaar, Erik Pieters and Abel Tamata on the treatment table.
PSV cruised into the first knockout round of the Europa League by finishing top of Group C, dropping only two points in their six games.
Trabzonspor dropped into the competition after finishing third in Champions League Group B behind Inter Milan and CSKA Moscow.
Trabzonspor coach Senol Gunes accepts his side have it all to do in the second leg, but has not given up just yet.
"PSV showed in the first match they have highly talented and skilled players and completed a high percentage of passes," he said. "We did not dominate the game, especially in the midfield.
"Our opponents have the advantage, but nothing has been decided yet.
"Anything can happen over a two-legged tie.
"There is a tough 90 minutes in front of us. We must make the best use of this 90 minutes if we want to turn this difficult situation in our favour. Trabzonspor will be strong enough."
The winners will take on Valencia or Stoke in the last 16.
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