PSV's Rutten ready for 'big game'

BY foxsports • January 26, 2010

The two giants face off in the pick of the quarter-final ties, and Rutten is clearly not afraid to get in a few digs against the under-performing Rotterdammers. A 1-1 draw at VVV Venlo halted Feyenoord's recent revival in the Eredivisie, leaving them 13 points adrift of PSV at the top of the table. While PSV are unbeaten, Feyenoord have suffered three league defeats, including a 3-1 home reverse to Rutten's side, and the coach was eager to remind them of that result. "The way we have taken points in Rotterdam always motivates an opponent," he said. "For Feyenoord it is very important that they qualify for Europe. "They are playing well in the league, and have a style of playing football with very few goals against them as they are well organised. "This is cup football and it is a big game for both teams." The match in Eindhoven pits first against fourth, but all of the top four will be in action. Second-placed FC Twente travel to struggling Sparta Rotterdam, while third-placed Ajax will be confident against an NEC Nijmegen team who have found wins few and far between this season. The sole remaining Eerste Division team left in the competition, the Go Ahead Eagles, head to NAC Breda.

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