With great difficulty, Ghent has taken a point at red lantern Shamrock Rovers in group F (1-1). Coming Thursday, it will play in a direct game with Molde for the winter in Europe.
You cannot be happy with a draw at the Shamrock Rovers. “We do”, coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck responded. “We absolutely wanted to enforce that last chance. We are satisfied with that.”
Players like Tissoudali, De Sart, Owusu, Castro-Montes and Torunarigha are all in the basket.
Vanhaezebrouck: “We just play a lot of matches with a limited core. There are guys who are on their gums. Hopefully we won’t lose any more against OH Leuven on Sunday.”
Next week it will be make or break for Ghent. “With whoever, we have to get through. Hopefully with the support of the home crowd.”
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AA Gent did not have the easiest evening in Dublin. “We have failed again in terms of efficiency and finish. We continue to have a hard time with that,” says Hein Vanhaezebrouck.
“With the input from Kums and Hong, things went better and better. Those substitutions paid off, I’m happy about that.”
That AA Gent missed a penalty in Europe – for a foul on Depoitre – is not new.
“In 5 matches we clearly should have received a penalty kick 3 times. It is all a bit against, but we are still in the race”, Vanhaezebrouck peps up.