The head is off for Scott Parker, but after his first league victory as a trainer of Club Brugge there is no hurrah. Analyst Gert Verheyen was not impressed by what the champion showed at Essevee. On the contrary.
Francky Dury, ex-coach of Zulte Waregem, saw how are Essevee lost 1-2 to Club Brugge on Sunday.
“Club has disappointed me. I saw little structure and a lot of doubt in the build-up,” said Dury about the visitors to the Gaverbeek.
“They ended up with 2 other central defenders than the guys in the starting line-up: that shows that you are looking,” he interpreted.
Gert Verheyen nodded in agreement. “Doubt is the word: there is an incredible amount of doubt at Club Brugge.”
“There are some players, if not all players, where you see things you’ve never seen before. It’s so frenetic.”
If the individual level of the players is just that, then you shouldn’t think about tactical matters. That’s just not possible.
“If the individual level of the players is just that, then you don’t have to think about tactical things. That’s just not possible, because they are not able to handle those balls well.”
“There is far too much waste in it. Onyedika is an exponent of that. If you saw him play at the beginning of the season and if you see him scratching now: that is inexplicable.”
“Clinton Mata is also unrecognizable. His ankle injury will have something to do with it, but if you’re really in pain, you don’t play. That’s not a valid excuse.”
“Parker came and Jaremchuk had to play: that was finger thick”
“You can hear that in Scott Parker’s discourse,” Verheyen added. “I think he is also a bit shocked by whatever it is at the moment.”
“Those players are aware of that, because he is quite strict in his assessments. You probably start to doubt even more because you do not meet the requirements of your new trainer.”
The status of Roman Yaremchuk was also discussed. The expensive bird does not pay off in the Bruges shirt, even though he gets many chances under Parker.
“It has been abundantly clear: Parker came and Jaremchuk had to play again. That was obvious.”
“You don’t tell me that it was not said at the table: he bought 16 million euros, he would play better.”
“Someone like Ferran Jutgla feels that too. You have lost him and in the long run you have few boys who have confidence.”