Racing Genk looks on Thursday on the fourth match day of the Europa League in their own home to Besiktas in the eyes. The Limburgers, a group leader with six points, provided that profit is a big step towards qualification for the sixteenth-finals. “But we are a team that wants to play football, not one that counts,” said Genk-trainer Philippe Clement on Wednesday at a press conference in the Luminus Arena.
“We want the contest to just win, with that mindset, we begin the duel”, and put Clement of shore. “With all sorts of mathematical scenarios, we keep no account, because that helps on the field anyway. If we Besiktas beat we are indeed a big step towards qualification, but we are not there yet. We recupereerden well the winner of last weekend against Club Brugge (1-1). I saw on training fresh boys and fear the fatigue is not.”
Genk made two weeks ago impression in Istanbul. The Belgian match organiser had the Turks a deserved 2-4 thuisnederlaag. Now Besiktas have again rely on Pepe and Ryan Babel. The beenharde Portuguese defender, and Dutch powerhouse, there were in Istanbul. “I therefore expect a stronger Besiktas,” said the Genk coach. “I don’t know if Besiktas two weeks ago, what’s underrated, but that will now surely not be the case. But to us to be the strong points of the opponent paralyze. And we go as always of our own game.”
The People still can not rely on Leandro Trossard, who after an injury on its return working. Sander Berge, just as Trossard in Turkey, is operational again. “Leandro has two days with the group of trained but is not yet wedstrijdfit”, explained the T1. “That is normal, because he just was out. Sander is considered to be medically ready for ninety minutes to play. But that does not mean that he automatically start. I need the buttons still changes.”
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Ndongala: “look At ourselves”
Dieumerci Ndongala enters this season on the surface at Racing Genk. The 27-year-old flankaanvaller wants with the People, Thursday in the fourth match day of the Europa League against Besiktas, a step towards qualification for the sixteenth-finals.
Ndongala broke a few seasons back at Charleroi, but later passages for AA Gent and Standard turned not on to be a success. In January region he on a rental basis down in the Luminus Arena, then Genk him in the summer, finally took over. This season is Ndongala, who is both Belgian and Congolese nationality, all good for a total of five goals.
“I hope at Genk as much as possible, to make progress,” said Ndongala, on Wednesday at a press conference in the Luminus Arena. “Every chance I coach you, I want to grab. I want to help the team to make this season as good as possible, but in the Belgian league but also the Europa League. We want our places for the next round, and I feel ready. The trainer can count on me where he has me. Of course, if flankaanvaller but also as a second striker.”
During the match in Istanbul two weeks ago, Genk with spacious 2-4 won, played Ndongala the ninety minutes. The one-time Congolese international scored the third Limburg hit. Now the attacker will have to compete with Pepe. The merciless defender was not in Turkey. “Pepe has a huge list of achievements, and everyone knows his qualities,” said Ndongala. “But that also applies to the other central defender, Domagoj Vida, and which was there in Istanbul or when we won. We look at ourselves and our way of playing football. We have a lot of meaning in the party, because for this kind of duels and opponents football you.”
In the other party in group I, a Scandinavian private affair, receives Malmö in Sweden the Norwegians of Sarpsborg. Both teams follow in the group behind leader Genk (6 points) with four points. Besiktas is currently last with three units.