Ihattaren may leave PSV following problems with the coach.
has been experiencing a rough time finding playing time in the recent matches. He was left on the bench inPSV’s
Europa League match against Olympiacos.
PSV released an official statement confirming the news before the game, which read:
"Our entire staff, all the players and the board did everything to support Ihattaren and make him valuable at PSV.
"He didn't take that opportunity though. Therefore PSV decided to keep the 19-year-old midfielder out of the squad against Ajax. On Thursday he didn't act professionally.
"Lack of motivation, lack of discipline. Therefore we took this decision."
PSV boss has also talked about the matter. Schmidt toldESPN
of Ihattaren's omission:
"It's an internal matter. I don't want to talk about it. Everybody is trying to support him. For the last couple of weeks things went very well, but now he has taken a step back. He must deserve it to play for this club and he'll get the chance to prove himself again in the future."
He also talked about the player’s future at the club in his press conference.
"It was totally unacceptable. I couldn't possibly give him a spot. Today (Sunday) he was able to see what is needed in his position,"
Schmidt told a press conference
"If he works as hard as Mario Gotze, Ryan Thomas, Mauro Junior, Cody Gakpo or Noni Madueke, it can still work out for him. If not, it's impossible. It's up to him if he gets to play matches again in our future."