Clement is happy but happy with a very important point for Genk: “We started very badly”


Clement is opgelucht maar blij met heel belangrijk punt voor Genk: “We begonnen heel slecht”

Besiktas seemed to Thursday against Racing Genk, on the fourth match day of the Europa League, long on the way to a somewhat gevleide, but not entirely undeserved victory. After a late blast of invader Sander Berge loved Genk still a point at home (1-1), causing the Turks in group I hekkensluiter continue. The People remain the leader. “We are addressing here a very important point”, responded to Genk coach Philippe Clement.

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“We started very bad, with much loss of ball and a too slow pace,” analyzed Clement. “Besiktas put high pressure, and I saw that the Turks, after the loss in Istanbul on Tuesday, now eager were. Halfway was the 0-1 deficit. After the break we took the race fully in hand, and we walked all over Besiktas. We were even able to win. But we tackle here an important point and remain first in the group, which is very positive. And we should absolutely not forget that Besiktas is a strong opponent, with a lot of internationals in good countries.”

“I also saw strong invaders”, was Clement further. “That shows that we have a large core. We work physically hard on training, and you see that that is worth. Some of my players this season already, nearly thirty official matches, an enormous number. Amazing that they are still such a performance on the mat.”

Besiktas: “Our plan worked, but…”

Besiktas coach Senol Günes had after the disappointment of yet what verbijten. “The plan that we worked out, worked”, crossed the Turkish-T1 from the shore. “We showed the Genkenaars not in their attack and came on ahead. The last ten minutes to beat the fatigue of my players, and we climbed to the back. Eventually took the second half, with a distant bang. When such a goal is also what adversity is involved.”

“I’m disappointed, but want my players surely praise”, he continued Günes. “They have fought hard and done everything to get the points to address. But to no avail. Sorry.”

Also in the other match in group I between Malmö and Sarpsborg was 1-1. Genk remains the leader with 7 points, Malmö, sweden and Sarpsborg follow with 5 points each. Besiktas close the ranks with 4 units. On the fifth day, that on 29 november, on the planning, draws Genk to Malmö. Sarpsborg will receive at the same time, Besiktas.