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Club under the high voltage, Genk in luxepositie

Five questions about the duel between the defending champion and the challenger

Club under the high voltage, Genk in luxepositie

Club Brugge Sunday win against Genk as a realistic chance to make for themselves to follow as a champion. In Genk, they are more with Alejandro Pozuelo busy. What will play in the Jan Breydel stadium?

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Joseph Aidoo (l.) of Genk and Wesley Moraes of Club fight for the ball during Genk-Club Brugge earlier this season. Yorick Jansens/belga

Five questions about the duel between the defending champion and the challenger

Club under the high voltage, Genk in luxepositie

Club Brugge Sunday win against Genk as a realistic chance to make for themselves to follow as a champion. In Genk, they are more with Alejandro Pozuelo busy. What will play in the Jan Breydel stadium?

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Marnik Geukens, Bart Lagae

Does Clement should with Pozuelo to start?

The seizoenskraker of Sunday has not two, but three personalities: Club, Genk and Alejandro Pozuelo. Tuesday gave no one a single cent to the chances of the Andalucian to this weekend on the field in Jan Breydel. His open letter was a declaration of war to the address of the clubbestuur. Its management is threatened with the law of ’78 to be droomtransfer to Toronto.

But Friday night had the management of Pozuelo de tractor still not persuaded. In fact, the creative midfielder travelled to Prague and fell in the second half strong. Also the fans are (still) on his side. Nothing keeps Genk-trainer Philippe Clement provisionally against Pozuelo. “I am happy that he is only a few seconds are needed to prove that he is on the field, anything will do to this team to help,” says Clement. “That was also very well picked up by the remainder of supporters. But what the near future brings, it is hard to predict. With the player, his agents and the club you have different parties with different interests. Hopefully they can quickly provide clarity.’

Along the side of the management of Pozuelo remained yesterday still. And also Toronto is taking a wait-and-see attitude. Every day tap now again in favor of Genk.

Is the long battle, fought as a Club lose?

“I think that we are against Genk in the Wesley of Europe will see. Because there will be scouts in the stands sitting

Trainer Club Brugge

Club coach Ivan Leko laughed yesterday to ask away. The gap amounts to a defeat fourteen points – seven after half – giving Club an almost faultless route to drive would himself follow as a champion. On the basis of the latest results is such a scenario not be feasible.

“It makes no sense to count”, says Leko now for a few weeks already. “For me, it counts one time: at half past four Sunday afternoons. Then we will know who the best club of Belgium. Genk plays football to keep. They are in good shape and everything is going well. But this is Club Brugge. You have clubs and you have institutes in football. Club Brugge is an institution, and I am supertrots there trainer.”

Clement realizes that his team is in a seat. We sit in a comfortable position. If we win, we do an incredibly good thing. A gap of fourteen points is already very pretty. But a tie is pre-viewed, not wrong. Even in defeat, there is nothing going on, we always hold a large lead over.’

There is competition between the two young coaches?

“Even in defeat, there is nothing going on, we always hold a large lead over’

Philippe Clement

Trainer Racing Genk

No one can next look: Club-Genk is also a prestigeduel of two young, ambitious trainers. Ivan Leko (41) and Philippe Clement (44) share a past at the Club, and it is written in the stars that Clement ever head coach in Bruges. The only question is when.

Leko was the last few weeks under fire, and his contract expires at the end of the season. But he is not yet ready to be trainersarmband.

“After the training in Qatar, we had five, six good weeks of training. Also our football was good, but if the results do not follow, it is normal that doubts arise. Then also begins the press has its role to play. You have the right to speak and I respect you opinion. But sometimes it is good to the facts to look at. To the prices, the titles, the Golden Shoes that we have been with the Club won. Against Salzburg, I saw a beautiful synergy between players and audience. I believe in this Club.’

Clement had yesterday only polite words for Leko and for Club Brugge. “I have sixteen years at the Club worked and lived, that flick not just go away. In such a long period of time, you make friends, with whom you have contact.’

Can Wesley in Belgium what is he in Europe?

By far the most impressive player in the European matches of Genk and Club Bruges Wesley Moraes. The striker’s Club was on his own, a scourge for the Austrian ministry of defence, which this season had not lost. Who is Wesley Thursday in Jan Breydel saw play, wondering why he is not the same grinta and efficiency in the Jupiler Pro League on the day.

“It is true that the Wesley of Standard, Atlético and Dortmund is not that of Charleroi, Charleroi or Eupen is’, Ivan Leko. “Why that so, you need to ask him. We always try the best in him. But that works better in games where scouts from half of Europe are watching the debate. Also against Genk, there will be scouts enough to sit on the bench. So, I think the European Wesley go and see.’

What role will the play field?

In eight days time will Club Brugge three times on the torn turf of Jan Breydel have played. The swampy field was supplemented with sand to make it even somewhat playable.

‘Hopefully, the field is still a little bit playable, though I fear that you are at this moment in Jan Breydel not incredibly nice match can play, ” says Philippe Clement. “I think that’s a pity, but we will us on set. In such a field, you often need more direct football.’

Ivan Leko praised the terreinverzorgers of Club. ‘Through their work was the field against Salzburg, was better than against Cercle Brugge. But to make it a really good match, we have a Wembley-mat. And that will not lie.’

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