Loïs Openda: “Continue like this next season”
Loïs Openda once again showcased his great form of late, scoring two in the 3-2 win over Antwerp.
“Two goals in one game, that's a first for me this season. It was vital to end with a win. For the coach, for the team, for the fans. Things were going great for me, I'll try to do the same next season in the run-up to the new season. This was our coach's final game here, so we absolutely couldn't send him off with a defeat. It's a pity he's leaving, but he can rest assured. He asked me to play some offensive football, and to make actions. That's how we won today. He was the coach who offered me my debut in the top flight and in the Champions League. This victory is a great gift for him.”
In all likelihood, Openda will have to make do without his fellow striker up front Wesley. “This was most likely the last game of Wesley at Jan Breydel. He was very emotional when he left the pitch. Wesley's a great player, an example to me. He was great in possession and always played. He offered me advice, told me to keep my calm and to keep working. I'm very happy that I was able to show today that that piece of advice helped.” (KN)