Loïs Openda: “It's not over and done just yet”
With thirty minutes to go, Ivan Leko brought on Loïs Openda. It only took a couple of minutes for the striker to thank his coach with the 2-1. Going down in a duel with Dewaest, the young forward also forced a penalty for the hosts.
“Crazy game today. Having conceded early on in the first half, our boys were really eager and motivated to take on the second half. We fought back well then. It was going full speed ahead for 45 minutes in order to still be able to claim that league win. We piled on the pressure, and Genk caved. We showed that it's not over and done just yet. Genk is still in first place, but we just added more stress to them. We now need a perfect report in our last two games. I was allowed to come on in the second half, and I waited my time. I was asked to stay up front and make sure I could get the ball inside the box. And it worked out well, I scored the 2-1. I'm always very emotional when I score. Some tears followed, and I dedicated the goal to my mum. Yes, there was some doubt as to whether this was a legit goal, but I knew for a fact it was. Just like that penalty foul I conceded.” (KN)