Ivan Leko: “Respond against Antwerp next week”
Ivan Leko was frustrated after the 3-1 defeat against Racing Genk. The Croatian coach did not look for excuses and found it a deserved victory of Genk.
“Genk deserve the victory", says Leko. "They were better from the first until the last minute, in power, duels, efficiency. Genk played like Club Brugge normally play with a lot of grinta. We wanted to play too beautiful, gave away the second ball, played too horizontal and created too few chances. This is a very bad moment to play a weak game because it were double points today. No one expected such a weak match since everyone was very focused on training."
The penalty phase before the 2-1 was controversial but Leko did not look for excuses. "I haven't seen it but we need to give confidence to the referee and the VAR. It is painful to say but it is a deserved victory of Genk. Six more games are following and we will still do everything we can to win the championship. I still have faith in my team. We will respond against Antwerp next Monday." (SF)