Hans Vanaken: “It was a perfect evening”

Hans Vanaken scored the opening goal just before halftime. The Golden Shoe put Club on the way to a deserved derby win and already scored his 13th goal in the regular league.

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“This was the perfect evening for us. We played well and dominantly in the first half and conceded few chances. That was the way we want to play. Moreover, I scored from outside the box and we still got a huge chance via Charles (De Ketelaere, nvdr) afterwards. That are crucial moments. The goal of Rits was cancelled in the second half but Diatta then scored a wonderful goal. Maybe we gave them the ball a bit too much afterwards.You could then see it is team with confidence."

 

Hans Vanaken
Hans Vanaken

Cercle almost scored because of a mistake of Mignolet. "We were lucky there. Simon always puts some risk in his game. Sometimes you think: just shoot the ball to the front but that are his choices. He is a top goalkeeper and we have confidence in his choices. Luckily it ended well. It was pity we still had to concede a goal in the final minute. They created few chances so it is pity we cannot keep a clean sheet."

 

 

The Blues are 15 points ahead now. “That is of course nice to hear afterwards. This is the perfect evening. We hoped more teams would have lost points because we want to have a comfortable lead before the start of the Play-Offs. Hopefully, we can win in the beginning of the Play-Offs because it is a strange competition and a lot can happen. Every team will lose points which is why you cannot panic and have to see it match by match. But we first have to win at Eupen now. We need to continue working hard and do what we have to do. Then it can become a beautiful season." (KN)

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