Milan van Ewijk was clearly PSV’s teasing spirit on Sunday afternoon. Van Ewijk played a strong game as a right back and regularly controlled Xavi Simons.
The quick outbreaks of Heerenveen could be attributed to the defender of Heerenveen in the first half. The whole even led to a 1-2 lead at halftime. Van Ewijk continued well and managed to finish in a controlled manner. However, a goal and an assist from Milan van Ewijk were not enough for the victory in the Philips Stadium.
There is now plenty of interest in Van Ewijk from the Netherlands and abroad. The former player of ADO Den Haag has already been linked to PSV on several occasions, which will, however, first have to make room in the selection before being able to take over him. Van Ewijk has been watched by PSV many times in recent months, but the club has not yet been able to continue.
There are many similarities with Denzel Dumfries. After Dumfries’ departure from Heerenveen, Milan van Ewijk is the player involved in the most goals of the Frisians. In terms of numbers, Milan van Ewijk has turned out to be Dumfries’ successor, but the same applies to Van Ewijk as to Dumfries: neither can be called real defenders. In an analysis by Voetbal International, after PSV – sc Heerenveen, it is concluded that Van Ewijk’s speed is good, but that the defensive aspect cannot immediately be called high-quality. ‘Milan van Ewijk is not a defender, but an attacker. Whether he can solve the problem on the right side at PSV…’, it sounds.
“It would be a good time to take a step,” said Van Ewijk afterwards in the Philips Stadium. The back should cost between 4 and 5 million euros.