On Sunday, KAS Eupen has another crack at getting its first points for the new season. Claude Makelele’s team will host KAA Gent in the Kehrweg Stadium at 20:00. “We have to put the three opening defeats behind us. Our season begins on Sunday,” announced KAS Eupen’s head coach at the press conference leading up to the 4th match day of the Pro League.
Hard work and intensive discussions
In order to implement this requirement KAS Eupen’s players have trained hard over the last week and had lots of discussions with each other, and also in particular with the coach. “We had a very intense exchange and I listened attentively to my players,” reported Claude Makelele, adding: “I now hope, of course, that all this hard work and effort will pay off and the team will finally play more freely.” KAS Eupen is aware that KAA Gent is another tough opponent. “Gent plays with strength and efficiency and is on a roll,” said Claude Makelele in his assessment.
Silas Gnaka: “We have to stay calm”
This time, it was Silas Gnaka who represented the players at the press conference. The Ivorian reported that the mood within the team was very good despite the defeats. He was also positive about the discussions with the coach that took place this week. “We must stay calm and view each game as a new challenge to prove ourselves,” said Gnaka in his appraisal of the current situation at KAS Eupen. Regarding his own personal situation, the left-back said: “I’m fit and ready to help the team and I hope to prove it in my play.”
The squad for Sunday night’s match will be announced by Claude Makelele after the final training session. Click HERE to see KAS Eupen’s squad for the game against KAA Gent.
Risk game: No bags!
The match between Eupen and Gent has been classified by the security authorities as a risk category C game. This means that spectators are not allowed to bring handbags, rucksacks and belt bags into the stadium. This ban also applies to the business area.