Hans Vanaken (28) has been criticized in recent weeks for his pale performance and Club Brugge’s loss of points. “When things don’t go down well after a fantastic period, you know you can be criticized,” he says.
Hans Vanaken gave Club Brugge the lead in Genk with his first goal of the season. “The past weeks I was in a lesser shape, it didn’t go as I wanted”, admits the Golden Shoe.
“A goal like that can give some confidence and improve the form. But you can also play great without scoring, a goal can give a boost at any time.”
Vanaken was unable to make his mark this season. “I think I also feel that this is not my best form. It is also too easy to push everything from the past weeks to me. I do not think that I am the only factor that made it less successful in the previous weeks. . “
“I have a long fantastic period behind me at Club Brugge and when it is a few weeks less, then you know you can be criticized.
“You just have to accept that and work hard in training. I do that every day and that way you hope to get back to that good shape as soon as possible. I work super hard for that. That I score today and again a good match. play, is proof of that. “
VIDEO: Hans Vanaken’s goal in Genk
“More pleasant against a team that wants to play football itself”
Against Genk, Club was certainly able to convince again in the first half. “It is always more pleasant to play against a team that wants to play football itself. Then spaces become available for us to play football or to counter”, says Vanaken.
“But this is not the case every match day in this competition. Eupen also played along, but we will still have to find solutions against teams that put a low block.”
It is striking: Club Brugge lost its two home games this season, against Charleroi and Beerschot, and won its away games in Eupen and Genk.
“Teams in Bruges often come to play with a low block, while a home team wants to show a little more and thus give away space. Without supporters it does not matter whether you play at home or away, that is the same feeling.”
We will have to find solutions against teams that put a low block.
VIDEO: Hans Vanaken’s reaction after the match