REACTIONS.  Vanaken about his

Of course nothing but proud reactions at Club Brugge after the handsome 1-1 against Messi, neymar, Mbappé and Co. Although one thing gnawed: “Maybe we even claimed more.”

Simon Mignolet was very proud of his team after the game. “A point against Paris Saint-Germain is a fantastic result, we did not dare to hope for this,” said the Club Brugge goalkeeper. “Of course you don’t know how the opponent is going to play, so there are always opportunities. This result shows that we have made strides compared to last year. We were very efficient and learned to really play on a result. We gave away very little against an incredible trio. We may have even claimed more.”

Striking: all in all, Mignolet didn’t even have to make many saves. “We were really well organized as a group. That’s the only way you get points in the Champions League. A goalkeeper cannot keep a clean sheet on his own like fifteen years ago. This point gives confidence and we have to take it with us into the future.”

Hans Vanaken: “A typical Vanaken goal”

Hans Vanaken was of decisive importance for Club Brugge with a goal. “Noa (Lang, ed.) and Eddy (Sobol, ed.) played it out perfectly,” said the blue-black playmaker after the match. “Noa pulls two men to him and then Eddy takes care of the good overlap and a 45, as they call it. Those are the places I show up. I’ve already made a lot like that. You can call that a typical Vanaken goal, yes (laughs). It was also the intention in advance to dare to attack, we did that well.”

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Vanaken says his level is rising week after week. “It has been a slightly different preparation for me. I only joined late after the European Championship. I had never experienced that. I am now at an okay level, but I feel it is growing with the weeks. Those two matches with the Red Devils have been good, now it is a matter of continuing that line.”

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