|PSV will return for first time since 2008.|
|Past-winners...Hiddink hoists European Cup for PSV, 1988.|
In this modern era, clubs require the vast income streams which accompany Champions League football more than ever before. When such financial support is restricted for five years, any club accustomed to it is bound to struggle. PSV Eindhoven were no different; the club suffering financial troubles and requiring external assistance from the local council as the domestic slide continued. Thus, the Champions League will provide a healthy cash injection, with the club potentially receiving 2.1 million Euros just for progression to the Playoff round. Therefrom, the financial rewards become incrementally more luxurious, with the clubs end aim of Group Stage qualification attached to a 8.6 million Euro bounty. In essence, Champions League football is the antidote for PSV Eindhoven.
|Players want Champions League.|
Therefore, it becomes even clearer that Champions League participation is pivotal to the standing of a football club. With it secured, PSV will once again be able to attract the best talent without having to overspend on expensive gambles. As the club begins to recruit a better quality of player, the magical European nights will return, the lustre will return, the respect will return. In securing a UEFA Champions League place, PSV Eindhoven will rejoin the elite.