“You have to be very strong from a mental point of view…”

“I feel a huge desire in the group. The guys give it their all to play at high intensity. It’s nice, and bodes well for the future. »

Because the coach sees beyond the present moment, to perform over time. “I watch a lot of matches, in order to have an opinion on all the possible scenarios. I don’t hammer the skulls of the players with all the details but I talk to them a lot. To help them in their decision-making, but also their reactions to obstacles. Sclessin will be the next pitfall for the Gazelles. A lawn that does not really succeed with the troops of the Dutch tactician. “Because its occupants are always present in the posters. I saw their performance on the side of Anderlecht. Standard was dominated, jostled but he was able to come back. And in the end, he could have won. With us, they were on the ropes but they hit the point of sharing. I therefore expect a very complicated meeting, in which the group will have to be strong from a mental point of view. »

Noa Lang in the lead. Suspended last week against Saint-Trond, the Bruges artist is back in the core, with very clear intentions. “He wants to show off, like every time. Like always. To the point of sometimes complicating the task. I talked to him about it, to define what I expect from his game. He must do his job, without focusing on the outside world. If everyone adopts this vision, Club Brugge can be a strong team. »

Olsen (Bologna) in arrival before departures?

And realize the immense ambitions of the management. Thinking heads who are in constant discussion with their coach, in particular to reduce the current core. “He’s very tall, which doesn’t always make the job easy. We have therefore started discussions with some, to find a solution. I expect departures, not necessarily definitive. »

In terms of arrivals, the Club is still in pole position to secure the services of Skov Olsen, the Danish international from Bologna. “That’s right, just as we are constantly looking for elements that could bring us something, in all areas of the game. But I don’t want to dwell on what I don’t fully control. My mission is to lead the Club on the path to victory. What I will do on Sunday, in a match that remains special, despite the ranking of the two teams. Standard has a real team, which knows how to hurt itself. We know it, so we will be prepared for the fight. »



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