“We no longer have any room to maneuver because of our lack of efficiency,” explained Vanhaezebrouck, referring to Gent’s last games in Europe. “We have to redeem ourselves. I don’t want to end this campaign in third place. Considering our game, we deserve better, but the efficiency in the two rectangles was not enough.” “I expect a similar match in the first leg. They always try to be offensive, especially at home”, analyzed “HVH”, who did not fail to congratulate his future opponent, who recently became the champion of Ireland.
“I wish they’d waited another week,” he laughed. “They will be motivated at kick-off, it’s up to us to counter all that.” Also present at the press conference, Sven Kums expects a complicated match. “We come here with a clear objective. So on paper it is simple. We know they are a good team, there is no question of underestimating them.” Djurgarden, group leader with 10 points after beating Gent twice, visits second-placed Molde (7 points) at the same time. La Gantoise, 4 points, will have no right to make a mistake against Shamrock Rovers (1 pt) on Thursday night at Tallaght Stadium in Dublin. Only the first two at the end of 6. today will continue the European adventure.