Thibault Vlietinck: "Deserved better"

Quite the surprise at kick-off: no Dennis, Cools or Diatta on the right wing, but Club youngster Thibault Vlietinck. The West-Flemish youth product put in an top rate performance at the highest European level.

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“I did what I could for the team. It was my first spot in the Starting XI after six months of injury woes. I gave it everything I got, but a sense of disappointment prevails. We deserved better today. We now need to work towards our next game. This was a near-perfect performance, we had some fine chances in the first half. At this level, you need to make the most from chances like these, but today we failed to do so. To boot, we were unlucky with the goal they scored too. The zero points are a fact, all the rest is of no matter. We know need to shake this off, chin up and move on. I've covered quite some distance. I was happy I got selected last week, and today I was in the Starting XI. I had a good feeling on Sunday at training, and my premonition was confirmed yesterday. I worked hard to get there, the coach believes in me, and I'm happy he offered me this chance. It's now up to me to keep working hard.” (KN)

Thibault Vlietinck
Thibault Vlietinck

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