PSV are one of the most succesful team in Dutch and European football. Famous for their impressive youth setup, the club are well known throughout Europe as regulars in the latter stages of the Champions League and UEFA Cup.
Here the focus is: 'to develop elite players for the first team, to promote an attacking, attractive style of play, and to concentrate not just on the team but also the player', explained Jelle Goes, Head of Youth Academy.
Excited to be drawn in one of the toughest international groups of The NextGen Series with Sporting Lisbon, Celtic and Aston Villa, PSV are confident. Viewing the young age of their team as potentially their biggest challenge, Goes points out that this is 'simply due to the high quality of the players and their rapid progression through the youth teams.' Though winning is always important, it is in fact the process and style of play that the team now view as paramount.