Beerschot remains ill in the same bed. At home against STVV it went down 0-1 by a goal from Steve De Ridder. Beerschot is desolately last with 1 on 21. “As a coach you are never sure of your position”, Beerschot trainer Peter Maes reacted.
Beerschot-STVV in a nutshell:
- key moment: Halfway through the 2nd half, Holzhauser serves Soumaré with a measured pass. The Beerschot striker comes alone in front of Schmidt, but kicks wide. It highlights Beerschot’s scoring problem.
- Man of the match: Because nobody really excelled on either side, goalscorer Steve De Ridder gets that title. In the final phase, the exhausted STVV midfielder had to be sidelined with cramps.
- Statistics: Last season, Beerschot counted 15 out of 21 after 7 match days, thanks to 5 victories. Now it counts 1 to 21.
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Beerschot decorates opportunities, but lacks sharpness
Precisely against his ex-team STVV, Peter Maes had better keep the 3 points at home to have a quiet night.
The Beerschot players had understood the message, but lacked sharpness in the finish. Noubissi in particular caused danger before the break. Face to face with goalkeeper Schmidt, he decided too weak.
On the other side, STVV was efficient. After a clever action by Hayashi, De Ridder brushed the ball into the corner. A cold shower for Beerschot just before half-time.
The home team came out of the dressing room with fresh enthusiasm, but did not put the ball in the 2nd half either. Soumaré wringed the biggest chance. Holzhauser was also unable to leave his mark with countless free kicks.
STVV thus records its 3rd victory and moves to the left half of the table. Beerschot, on the other hand, counts 1 meager point after 7 days of play.
Vanhamel and Pietermaat hold a thundering sermon after the match
Peter Maes: “I give myself 200 percent”
Peter Maes was disappointed, but also saw positive things. “I have seen a very combative Beerschot. The team played the way I wanted it,” said the Beerschot coach.
“It was one of the first times that we largely managed the game.”
“We give away half a chance in the entire game and we lose. That is hard to bear. We are in a period when everything is a bit disappointing.”
“Even though we now only have 1 in 21, our team is making progress. It is a pity that the players are not rewarded with points.”
Is there a crisis at Het Kiel? “I know what we are doing. It was one of our better matches. But I understand that the fans are dissatisfied. We have 1 in 21, that is not enough.”
How sure is Maes of his position? “As a coach you are never sure of your position. I notice that the boys still want to work and give everything. Then it is up to the coach to give himself 200 percent and I do that too.”
Watch the only goal from Beerschot – STVV (0-1)