Despite the defeat at Club Brugge, Royal Antwerp FC is the winner of the weekend. A win against Union SG next weekend will make them champions.
For Patrick Goots, The Great Old should not dwell on what happened last weekend at the Jan Breydel Stadium. “Immediately forget that 2-0 defeat in Bruges, which can also happen on the field of the outgoing national champion. We should not suddenly question Antwerp now. Next Sunday is the only thing that counts”, he is clear in Gazet van Antwerpen.
There is a real clash on the agenda against Union. “Antwerp is preparing for a second ‘cup final’. In Genk-Union, the most favorable scenario for Van Bommel’s team came out. Next weekend, Antwerp must make it a party at its own Bosuil that has no equal.”
However, it won’t be pretty. “Union, which should not lose, will also want to make it a real cup match. We already saw this against Genk. I expect two teams facing each other who will go full steam ahead. There will be tackled, kicked, pushed and pulled. Believe me: the Antwerp intensity that was lacking against Club will be present from minute 1.”