Zeljko Petrovic hopes to be able to sit on the bench again on Sunday during Willem II's home match against PSV.

The trainer, who already missed the away game against FC Utrecht due to an acute hernia, will undergo a medical procedure on Tuesday.

The 55-year-old Petrovic cannot be operated on in the short term, because almost all operations have been postponed due to the corona virus.

He therefore opts for a minor procedure, a so-called nerve block, which should remove the pain.

"It is no longer possible," Petrovic told the

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"I don't sleep a wink and even with morphine the pain is almost unbearable. It drains me completely."

The Montenegrin coach also looked at whether it was possible to operate abroad.

"But then it would not be certain whether I can be at the away match against ADO Den Haag on May 13. And that is an absolute must for me."

Gery Vink did the honors against FC Utrecht.

Gery Vink did the honors against FC Utrecht.

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Willem II fights against relegation

Due to the minor intervention, there is a good chance that Petrovic can be on the training field again with Willem II on Friday and on Sunday against PSV.

Assistant coach Gery Vink was ultimately responsible against FC Utrecht at Willem II, which lost 3-2 in Stadium Galgenwaard.

The Tilburg players still have to work hard in the last three games of the Eredivisie season to avoid the play-offs or even direct relegation.

Willem II is fifteenth with a point ahead of number sixteen FC Emmen.

Willem II against PSV starts on Sunday at 4.45 pm in the Koning Willem II Stadium and is led by referee Dennis Higler.

See also: Remaining program relegation candidates Eredivisie