PSV vs Debrecen Preview
PSV Eindhoven coach Fred Rutten wants a victory over Debrecen as they strive to top their Europa League group.The Dutch club would move onto 10 points with another win, and that should be enough to see them go through.
"It is important that we get the three points and move onto 10," Rutten said. "It does not guarantee you go through, which is our objective, but it moves you a long way in that direction. Winning is all that counts."
PSV won 2-1 away to Debrecen in their last Europa League outing and will be strong favourites on home turf.
But Rutten expects Debrecen to come out fighting as they seek their first points of the campaign.
"I cannot imagine their coach will be thinking they should come out just to avoid a defeat," he said. "Their only chance is to win. They still have some hope if they are to win their remaining three games."
Atiba Hutchinson is set to make his 50th appearance in Europe in the match, but the 27-year-old is not interested in personal milestones.
"It is an important game and we must focus on playing our own game," he said. "They will want to gamble on the counter attack."
Hutchinson has seen plenty of playing time at right-back of late, moving out of his usual midfield berth, but the change has not phased him.
"I've played there for a while now, and you get used to it and get better, so hopefully that carries on," he said.
"We have already talked about it, I might even move somewhere else, but I will know what to expect."
Rutten will be without the services of Jagos Vukovic, having taken the decision to suspend him for the match following his sending off against FC Twente last week.
Vukovic is facing a four-match ban in the league following a clumsy challenge on Bryan Ruiz late in the 1-0 loss, but Rutten believes the 22-year-old deserves further punishment.
"This kind of action we cannot accept," he said.
Debrecen have more serious injury problems, with Peter Kabat, Balazs Farkas, Tamas Kulcsar and Istvan Szucs all failing to make the trip.