Standard coach Michel Preud’homme has after the elimination in the third qualifying round of the Champions League last Tuesday against Ajax a striking name from its selection to allow for the displacement of the Rouches Saturday (18h00) to Lokeren. Right back Luis Pedro Cavanda, that in Amsterdam a very moderate party played, do not play against the Waaslanders.
Preud’homme gave in the press conference a day before the match text and explain the situation. “Our approach is simple. We want a particular game to play and this is discipline, on and off field. We explain it to the players for the first time, a second time, a third time and a fourth time. We try to convince. We then look at which players are capable to carry it out. If we have a talent, that, perhaps, above the rest sticks out, must pass through, we will do that. We do not compromise our line.”
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The 27-year-old Cavanda, a jeugdproduct of Standard, was last summer by the Rouches final inherited from Galatasaray. Last season he played also in Liège, on a rental basis. He started so far in all the six official matches that the Rouches this season afwerkten. In the second leg of the third qualifying round of the Champions League, Tuesday in Ajax, he was after a disappointing performance just after the hour changed.
Standard started the Jupiler Pro League with a 5/9. After the elimination in the Champions League come the Rouches up in the safety net of the group stage of the Europa League.