PSV coach Phillip Cocu: There were good signs in the Valencia match

The 41-year-old is pleased with his side's performance and is looking forward to Sunday's match against Heerenveen

PSV coach Phillip Cocu believes there are plenty of positives to take from his first game in charge of the Eindhoven giants against Valencia on Thursday night.

The former Netherlands and Barcelona defender took over as coach of PSV until the end of the season after Fred Rutten was sacked following a string of bad results. Cocu took charge of his first game with the Eredivisie club for the first time on Thursday as they drew 1-1 with Valencia, losing 5-3 on aggregate.

The 41-year-old has praised his side’s performance, insisting that there were positives to take away from the performance; but says he is fully focused on the weekend’s match against Heerenveen.

“We had a good spell in which we created most of our chances,” Cocu told the club’s official website.

“For me the performance was a good signal. It is very important to get results in the way we envision. We have to focus on Heerenveen in the short time we have before we play them.”

PSV are currently fourth in the Eredivisie, four points behind league leaders AZ.