is Six years, four titles, 230 duty games: Ex-national team Captain Johann Vogel (42) in Eindhoven is a legend. For the Champions League qualifying tie against FC Basel, the Geneva looks still black for his Ex-club: “FC Basel has the nose in front, the PSV of the upheaval has been in this season much.”

Eindhoven have with Luuk de Jong (Sevilla) his Topskorer and Angelino (ManCity) to his left-back lost. The lightning-fast Mexican Hirving Lozano (23) was injured for a long time. “Eindhoven has been rotated in the last season, hardly each failure has consequences. Although the club has committed to new players, but the need of the time.” Most notable additions: Bruma, came to just under 17 million of RB Leipzig. And Ibrahim Afellay (Ex-Barcelona), which was last unemployed.

Basel, however, can his team hold together, says bird. A not to be underestimated advantage.

What speaks for Eindhoven: The man on the side line. 2,09 points in the sectional coach Mark van Bommel brought in 45 games, until shortly before the end of the season Eindhoven fights against Ajax to the title. “With Mark I played together, he thought then as a coach. His team is perfectly organized, well-structured,” says bird. At the end of three points on Ajax. For a bird that has seen in the last season almost all the PSV games, a deserved title for arch-rivals: “Eindhoven had not the width is the same Squad and quality, such as Ajax. You are right master.”

against Basel? It would be a piece of PSV-history

On the barricades, the Fans in Eindhoven will not have increased therefore, but. “PSV is a very familiar club, the success is not that pressure from the Fans and the media as big as in Amsterdam or Feyenoord Rotterdam,” says bird. Nevertheless, against the Swiss Vice-champion would be a huge disappointment. “Never in the history of Eindhoven is failed European in the first round,” says bird.

If it comes so far?

Johann Vogel was one of the greatest talents of Swiss football. With 15 first national League-A-game, with 18 first international game. After three League titles with GC the change to the PSV was followed by Eindhoven, where the Geneva six years remained, and his best time as an Active experienced.

bird is at PSV long as a legend. Responsible to ensure a Trainer is Guru: Guus Hiddink sat in the Geneva, although seasoned master player and Captain, at the Beginning of the season 2004/2005 without words to the tribune. “Hiddink has ignored me for two weeks and in order to honor Packed,” recalls bird. “Maybe something like a Routine crept in me after five years.” Hiddink knew how to change this. “So, the ego show!”, bird was a reaction, as he had to sit out the first games as a surplus of foreigners in the stands.

What a brilliant season was followed as a strategist in the defensive midfield. A journey that led to the championship title and to the semi-finals of the Champions League, where the Dutch brought with them the highly favored Italians from AC Milan to the brink of resignation. At the end of Eindhoven touch failed thin on the away rule. Johann Vogel played outstanding and moved to the end of the season… for AC Milan.

On his eternal calling card, seven League titles (3 with GC, 4 with PSV) and 94 countries are registered games. In 2012, he finished his playing career. Today, he is the coach of the Swiss under-19 national team. Previously, he held the same function at the U17 Eindhoven.