PSV coach Roger Schmidt does not intend to adjust his substitution policy after the commotion surrounding his substitutions in the lost top match against Feyenoord (0-4).

The German coach received a flute concert from his own audience on Sunday when he took tastemaker Cody Gakpo to the side.

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"Journalists love this question, but to be honest I think completely different as a coach," Schmidt replied on Tuesday when

NOS

and

ESPN,

among others,

asked him if he should have made different choices.

"There's no point in looking back."

"It is new to me that I am the most talked about man in the Dutch football world. Of course we were disappointed with the result of Sunday and that we did not reach our normal level. But that is part of it, so you have to accept that."

Schmidt caused a stir on Sunday by passing captain Marco van Ginkel and Noni Madueke and taking off Davy Pröpper, Eran Zahavi and Mario Götze at halftime.

Götze appeared to have suffered an injury and will also miss the away game against Go Ahead Eagles on Wednesday (kick-off at 6.45 pm).

Especially after the substitution of Gakpo at a 0-1 deficit, the turnips were done in Eindhoven.

Schmidt was whistled for minutes and heavily criticized.

In the end, Feyenoord ran out to 0-4, the largest Eredivisie victory of the Rotterdam team in Eindhoven ever.

Trainer Roger Schmidt received a flute concert from his own audience after he took Cody Gakpo to the side.

Trainer Roger Schmidt received a flute concert from his own audience after he took Cody Gakpo to the side.

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'Exchange policy not discussed with players'

Schmidt, who said he switched because he no longer thought his players looked fresh, thinks the zeperd could not have been prevented if he had changed differently.

"It's not that a decision is decisive for the game. There are always several factors that decide a game."

According to Schmidt, no player has reported to him to discuss his substitution policy.

"To be honest, no one in my coaching career has ever come to me to talk about substitutions. I haven't asked the players either. That's not my way of working."

Besides Götze, PSV cannot have Ibrahim Sangaré against Go Ahead Eagles. Schmidt does not want to take any risks with the midfielder, who also missed the top match against Feyenoord last Sunday. On the other hand, Phillipp Mwene's return.

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