Soaking wet is Phillip Cocu in front of the camera. The culprits? Marco van Ginkel, Jeroen Zoet and Jorrit Hendrix. The water filled buckets for the champion flowers also proved useful for other uses

“You can leave that to them, there was no escape”, says a smiling Cocu. “I thought it was special that I had stayed dry in the locker room, but this is part of it today.”

With the resounding victory over Ajax, PSV took the third title under Cocu in the last four years. “We wanted to show that we were rightly going to be champions, and we did so: if you win Ajax at home with 3-0, you will win the title deservedly.”

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