“Belgian clubs often lose due to efficiency of their opponent, now it was the other way round” | Champions League

Club Brugge achieved a strong result with 3-0 against Zenit and is certain that it will winter in Europe. “Moreover, you will continue to participate in the next round in the Champions League until the last day of play. We have not experienced that much at Belgian clubs”, says Eddy Snelders.

It had been 2005 since Club Brugge could win a match at home in the Champions League. “We have to realize that a result like this has not been commonplace for Belgian teams in the Champions League”, analyzes Eddy Snelders, co-commentator for Sporza on Radio 1.

“We have learned to live with the fact that we are going against 3-0 and this was a crucial game for Club. As a Belgian team you don’t have much margin and as a Club you have to cherish these moments. I think this will be discussed for a few more years. turn into.”

Belgian teams often lose because of the efficiency of the opponent and now it was the other way around. It is nice to know that a Belgian team can do that too.

Eddy Snelders

It was not an overwhelming, but an adult achievement by Club. “Belgian teams often lose because of the efficiency of the opponent and now it was the other way around. It’s nice to know that a Belgian team can do that too.”

“The first half went straight and then you need such moments. An opponent’s foul and you punish that. Then you dive into half time with 1-0 and that is ideal.”

“Immediately after the break you have a difficult time, but you enforce that penalty and at that moment the game is over. Then the resilience and faith is gone from the opponent and that game becomes easier. But if you don’t take those moments, then it remains uncertain. “

“It is also a successful campaign financially”

From 2015-2016 and Ghent it has been since a Belgian club wintered in the Champions League. If Club beats Lazio next week, it will follow in Ghent’s footsteps. Eddy Snelders is also impressed.

“Already qualifying for the Europa League, 7 points after 5 match days and also financially it is a successful campaign. Moreover, you will continue to participate for the next round in the Champions League until the last match day.”

“We have not experienced that much with Belgian teams. This group is not the strongest, but with Dortmund, Lazio and Zenit they are indeed teams, even if Zenit is a bit less. It is an incredible luxury position that you are 1 match ahead. the end are already certain of European wintering. “

“This was the most difficult position for Charles De Ketelaere”

Just like in Saint Petersburg, Charles De Ketelaere was also decisive for Club Brugge in Bruges. And that in an unusual position for him: deep in the rush hour. “He is a very versatile player”, says Snelders. “He can play on the left, right and central and could perhaps become the new Vanaken.”

“But in the center front, this was the most difficult position against a defense with solid guys. You are played with high balls from behind and then you don’t get much of the chance. It was a difficult task.”

“De Ketelaere knew that he had to make room for his fellow players instead of making the action himself. He is lucky that that one ball falls at his feet.”

“He also has the feeling to finish it very nicely and you have to have that to feel useful for the team as a striker. Otherwise you will disappear from the game despite your efforts.”

“Now De Ketelaere can look back on the game: goal made, penalty enforced and these are elements that make him important to the team.”

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