PSV captain Denzel Dumfries does not want to look for excuses after the defeat of his team in the top match against AZ.

Coach Roger Schmidt's team lost 1-3 at home against the Alkmaarders on Wednesday.

"We have brought far too little," Dumfries concluded after the game at

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"We also rightly lost."

PSV was 0-2 behind at half time due to a striking penalty kick and a world goal by Teun Koopmeiners.

In the second half, Philipp Max brought the home team back into the game, after which Calvin Stengs again extended AZ's lead in the final phase and made the decision.

"Especially in the first half PSV was unworthy of what we showed", said Dumfries.

"We put too little energy into the game and lost way too many balls. We just weren't sharp. AZ then has enough qualities to punish this."

'It was all too weak'

According to the right back, PSV's mediocre play had nothing to do with last Sunday's top match against Ajax (2-2).

"I don't think so," he said.

"All teams play a lot of games in a short time. That should not be an excuse."

"We have all expressed the wish to become champion. We have not shown that in this match. It was all too weak, especially for half time."

Due to the defeat, PSV drops to third place in the Eredivisie.

Leader Ajax can increase the lead over the Eindhoven team on Thursday to four points in a victory over FC Twente.

View the results, the stand and the program in the Eredivisie