Van Bommel announces reinforcement just after a difficult victory

Van Bommel announces reinforcement just after a difficult victory
Van Bommel announces reinforcement just after a difficult victory

Antwerp FC has appropriately recovered after the slip in Eupen and took full advantage on the Standard field on Wednesday evening: 0-1. But the national champion did not exactly play a convincing match. Additional reinforcement is therefore welcome.

When Arthur Vermeeren made his big debut as a player for Atlético Madrid, it was a new youngster who made the difference for Antwerp. After all, in his first match as a starter, Mahamadou Doumbia was worth a lot. The 19-year-old midfielder took his team to an important victory with a great shot.

However, coach Mark van Bommel was not surprised by this action. “We know that that boy can shoot well, he shows that almost every day in training. He kicks very difficult, strange balls of which I normally say: ‘don’t shoot from distance’. But if you shoot like that: he can do that more often. “, the Dutchman grinned in front of the cameras Eleven Sports/DAZN.

Reinforcement desperately needed

Van Bommel was also very pleased with the fighting spirit and efficiency of his players. But the ‘Coach of the Year’ was not exactly satisfied with the game delivered. If Standard were a little sharper in finishing, Antwerp was in danger of losing points again. Although there were extenuating circumstances.

In addition to some injured players such as Ritchie De Laet and Michel-Ange Balikwisha, Van Bommel could not call on the suspended Vincent Janssen. He will be back next Sunday against Club Brugge, but Mandela Keita will not be available. The midfielder received a red card in the final phase and will therefore have to sit on the penalty bench.

Midfielder on the way

After Vermeeren also left earlier, reinforcements are very welcome. And Van Bommel confirmed that explicit work will be done on this the day before the transfer deadline expires. “We are working on adding another midfielder,” the coach announced reinforcements. “But you are dependent on the selling club, on the player himself and on us. That all has to fit. We hope to get that done before Thursday evening.”

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