Ivan Leko: “Top performance from start to end”
A solid 0-4 win for coach Ivan Leko's troops at Eupen. Afterwards, the Croat coach was very happy with what his team had shown at the Kehrweg Stadium.
“Another very fine game by Club Brugge”, Leko started out. “A top performance from start to end: movement, stamina, mentality, you name it. A big thumbs up to my players. There are no easy games, and this was a joy to watch. In the past couple of weeks, I repeatedly said that we would let our football do the talking, and that's what we did. I'm very satisfied, and proud that we have been able to win this game like this. They players now get two days off, and after that we'll try our best to get ready for next Sunday's game against Mouscron.”
Another ace performance by Hans Vanaken, just like last week against STVV, but Ivan Leko emphasized the strength of his entire team. "Our football has been really good lately. I'm really happy with what I've seen these past two months. There's great spirit at training, which goes to show in games too. Our midfield was brilliant, the youngsters on the wings were very active, and in the back we didn't allow any mistake. To boot, Wesley and Siebe (Schrijvers, edit) find each other more and more easily.”
With the play-offs in clear view now, it looks like Club Brugge has gotten back to its great ways just in time. “Not so long ago, anything we did was bad, and now all of a sudden we're supposedly back in the title race. That's how quickly it can go. We work very hard at training, and when you do so, results are bound to follow. We have a very strong team when it comes to football, automatism, commitment and fervour.”
A seemingly displeased Wesley had trouble coming to terms with his substitution, but that's not something Club's T1 wants to make much of. “Everyone wants to play when it's 0-3 or 0-4, so they can get another goal or assist, but everything's inferior to The Team. Wesley is super important to us, but I also absolutely want to give some playing time to Vossen and Rezaei. When you see how hard they both work at training, they do deserve some playing minutes.” (SF)