Simon Mignolet: “Should have added a second”

A deflected free kick is what it took for Simon Mignolet to concede a first goal in the Belgian league this season. Later on in the game, the goalie produced a crucial save to keep Genk from grabbing more than it merited.

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“We dominated for sixty minutes, and created a lot of chances. The longer it remained 1-0, the more Genk believed it could reap a point. Club really should have scored a second with all those chances. It would have taken away their belief, but now they were still in the game. We had our chances to score more, three or four even. But as long as that second doesn't come, it plays in your head and the fans get more nervous. But Genk deserves credit too, they played a better second half. It's still a good team with lots of quality. Playing Genk, it's only logical that they get their chances too.”

Simon Mignolet
Simon Mignolet

A free kick by Heynen played mischief in the end. “That ball came low in front of goal, with lots of people in the box, and so it went in. Based on the number of chances, Club would have been the deserved winners. There's always a chance Genk scores, but you have to be able to score three too. We reached our first goal by making it to the CL. But we now need to grab the points in the league. It would have been nice to claim another win just before the international break. Time to draw some lessons from the two home draws. We were the better team in both games, we just need to make sure we score that second and third goal. It takes away all belief in a good outcome for our opponents.” (KN)

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