After the home defeat against Cercle Brugge, there were a lot of harsh words. Old-timer Brecht Capon, among others, was sharp, for himself and his teammates.
You could draw the conclusion that Ostend is a sick team, as is also done here and there in the media. But CEO Gauthier Ganaye obviously sees it differently.
“A lot of people have already written us off, but none of us are giving up. We’re going to turn it around on our own.”
According to Ganaye, there is indeed a Thalhammer effect, despite the 0 on 18. “With Thalhammer we have again opted for the pressing football that we played under Blessin. You can also see that identity on the field.”
“We play the game we want to see, but the results don’t follow. We narrowly lose most of our matches, often because of details: a ball hit the post or crossbar, a goal in extra time due to loss of concentration, a missed penalty , an unfairly awarded penalty, …”
“All those details are disappointing, only winning can change that. There are still 36 points to earn, that’s a lot, isn’t it. Our goal is to stop the bleeding and win the next match (at Kortrijk).”
Confidence in coach Thalhammer therefore remains intact. “He has given our team a clear face again, after we lost our identity a bit. Of course, results must come at some point, but I am convinced that with this method they will also come.”