PSV boss urges squad to not focus on swapping shirts with

first_imgPSV Eindhoven boss Mark van Bommel has urged the squad to focus on getting a positive result against Barcelona instead of worrying about swapping shirts with Lionel MessiThe Dutchman is preparing for his first European game at managerial level following his appointment as the new PSV coach earlier this summer.And things have got off to an impressive start for Van Bommel with PSV having comfortably won all five of their opening games of the 2018/19 Eredivisie campaign.But now the 41-year-old will face his first true test at managerial level in the form of his old team Barcelona and former teammate Lionel Messi.Many fancy the idea of getting a hold of their own original Messi shirt.But Van Bommel expects his players to remain professional as they begin their European campaign against the world’s best player.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“If a player asks for Lionel Messi’s shirt, that is not strictly a matter for me,” Van Bommel told reporters on the club website.“If we can get a positive result from the match then everyone can fight for that shirt.“Part of being a professional is being extra focused and each time doing what is correct as a footballer.“I do not like when someone asks for the shirt during halftime, whether it’s for the best player in the world or not, I can understand the question, but not during halftime.“I only played with Leo when he made his Barca debut in 2005 but even by then, you could tell that he was destined for greatness.“For me, he is always the best in the world even when he does not win the Golden Ball.”last_img