Club Brugge still has not found the momentum in the Jupiler Pro League. The derby against Cercle also did not bring blue-black back on the right path.
“They have the right to be critical,” says Brecht Dejaegere in Extra Time about the supporters of Club Brugge in the derby against Cercle.
Although that sometimes has the opposite effect. “I thought that certain players played with fear at certain times, because every ball back there was a lot of whistling. Then you saw, I remember Mechele, he wanted to play the ball back, but held it back and looked for another solution even though it was the best solution at that moment.”
However, Club Brugge played much better football against Cercle on Sunday than last Thursday’s European match against Lugano. And then they won 2-0.
“The audience indeed started to grumble and be negative very quickly,” agrees Arnar Vidarsson. “While Club tried to play through that pressing against Cercle. Sometimes they were allowed to dare more, because of that first press. Although they could have done better.”
An exponent of the negative reactions is Zinckernagel. “You also feel how people talk about Zinckernagel. It was the coach’s transfer. He once lost the ball against Cercle, immediately switched gears and won the ball, but the crowd still reacted negatively. They will no longer support him, even if he plays with commitment in a derby. It will be very difficult for him.”