PSV Eindhoven pair Luuk de Jong and Joey Veerman win no friends at Rangers as a door flies off its hinges during the Champions League Playoff.
The Gers put in a spirited display against heavily-fancied Eredivisie foes PSV Eindhoven to play out an entertaining 2-2 draw and set up next weekend’s return in the Netherlands.
But before a ball has even been kicked on the continent, Luuk de Jong and Joey Veerman are once again making headlines for their off-pitch antics.
Both players were involved last season when Rangers pipped PSV to the Champions League post and it’s clearly something which rankles with both.
There have been reports that PSV captain Luuk de Jong, formerly of Newcastle United and Barcelona, booted a door off its hinges at Ibrox as Rangers went into the break ahead.
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As reported by Emma Dodds on TNT Sports’ coverage of the match, Luuk de Jong allegedly stormed down the tunnel at half-time and kicked a door off its hinges.
The striker would later nod home a late equaliser for his side, but Luuk de Jong’s aggressive style and bad attitude has won him no favours at Rangers.
Joey Veerman groans as Luuk de Jong boots door
Whilst he didn’t boot a door off its hinges, alongside Luuk de Jong midfielder Joey Veerman isn’t exactly flavour of the month at Ibrox.
Back in 2021, Steven Gerrard was heavily linked with a move for the £5m-rated midfielder but Rangers were priced out of a deal during his time with Heerenveen.
PSV Eindhoven would then cough up in January last year and the midfielder was particularly salty after Rangers knocked his new side out in the Champions League playoff.
And it appears that Joey Veerman hasn’t learned much about being graceful with regards his opponent, with the PSV star once again mouthing off about Rangers.
“We had the ball for 90 minutes – maybe after the first fifteen minutes we controlled the game,” Veerman said after the Champions League Playoff clash.
“We had opportunities, but not real opportunities.
“That is becoming a repetitive story, we are not just one man in the sixteen. We have many players who would like to have the ball, but too little going forward. We have to work on that.”
Luuk de Jong and Joey Veerman will be hoping Rangers don’t blow the Philips Stadion door down next week when the Ibrox side travel to Eindhoven.