The game will be played in special circumstances tomorrow. The King Baudouin Stadium will be completely empty due to the corona crisis. “It will be interesting,” said Leko a day before the first official game of the season.
“I’m looking forward to it, but it gets strange without the fans. Football without supporters is another sport. Certainly for a club like Antwerp. Like Club Brugge, it is a club with great fans. The atmosphere would have been fantastic. But we must accept the situation as it is and try to make the best of it. “
Club is also Leko’s favorite. But the Croat does not just want to give up. “Everyone who follows Belgian football knows that Club is the number 1. But we also have our qualities. We are not just happy that we are here, we also want to win.”
“It is the first official game of the season for the two clubs. And that in special circumstances. So it is difficult to say what kind of match we will have. It will be very hot tomorrow night, which makes it extra tough.”
Ivan Leko included worried child Didier Lamkel Zé in his selection for the cup final. Does he expect anything from the flamboyant flank attacker tomorrow? “It can be very important,” said the Croat, not surprisingly.
“Individual quality always helps. He has something special, but I still have players in my core who have something special. One player will not determine the match tomorrow.”