The disappointment was gone. Despite the resilience again no three-pointer: “It’s time that we think less. And that we are having fun again like last season.”
“Bruges win wherever we go.” The popular Bruges trailer song has long since faded from Jan Breydel, where the Blue and Blacks failed to win four times in a row for the first time since 2000/2001. Like against Anderlecht or Stayen, there were elements to catch up, but the Bruges team couldn’t get more than one point: “It’s just a mental problem,” said Andreas Skov Olsen, who still gave the club a point. “It has little to do with tactics. The club is under a lot of stress. With the change of coach… Now we’re trying to adapt and that’s going well. Only the last part is still missing.”
After the break, blue and black were still recognizable for a while: “It’s time we stopped thinking. That we can get out and have fun again. Just like last season,” said Skov Olsen. “Because we have a fantastic team. We have to show Brugge once again that it really is us.” Before the break, Club presented themselves as a team that had completely lost the North. At times they were overplayed by Sporting Charleroi. “It’s really not possible,” Simon Mignolet admitted. “After the break we showed what we can do. The effect of the trainer? We saw her after the break. What he said in the middle was very clear to everyone.”
Scott Parker: “I think any fan in the dressing room would have said what I said. Ok, there were some tactical issues, but that wasn’t the main message. Well, it shouldn’t be that easy to play against us. All I stood for as a player was commitment and dedication as soon as I got on the pitch. Win duels and on this basis you can live out your qualities. Everything was too easy before the break, after that it got better. For certain reasons, it’s not going our way at the moment. But we have a fantastic group. There is no problem, there is a lot of talent. We have to show that now.”
And also: “Winning tackles, having the second ball… That’s the basis of the game and we’re far from that. Credit to the team spirit after the break but it should stay that way throughout the game. intensity, aggression. We have to work hard and change our attitude. We’re trying to change that. And believe me, I want to win more than anyone else.”
Top 4 in danger
Now that the national title seems to be finally out of reach and it even becomes a job to finish in the top three, blue-black must gradually look down: “The top 4 will definitely be a challenge,” smiles Mignolet. “There are now many teams who want to get past us. We have to accept the situation as it is. It’s better to pay attention to that than to other things.” On to Zulte Waregem, where things really have to get going for Club.
Source : HLN