Club Brugge was stuck at a 0-0 draw against Cercle Brugge. Ronny Deila’s behavior afterwards spoke volumes according to Peter Vandenbempt.
The Bruges city derby ended in a 0-0 draw for the first time in 88 years, but Peter Vandenbempt also saw that it was a good match.
“I thought Club played better, faster and with more drive. It also resulted in more goal danger than on Thursday against Lugano, when they won,” Sporza said. “Club also matched the intensity in the matches that Cercle always puts in. It should not have been 4-4, as Miron Muslic claimed, but roughly 5-2.”
Vandenbempt points out something he saw with trainer Ronny Deila and which could mean that the end of the story is getting closer. “We fully understand Ronny Deila’s frustration that Club Brugge could not win the derby yesterday. But the fact that he is reacting increasingly angrily to questions about the poor results in the competition is not a good sign.”
“That is not creating negativity, as he calls it, but establishing facts. A victory in eight games, fourteen points less than the well-deserved autumn champion Union. Then you have worked very poorly together as a trainer and players.”
Vandenbempt finds it strange that Deila reacts this way. “Club Brugge is not the Standard of last year, where the bar was much lower. In Bruges, Deila ended up with a team that must become champions.”