An antihero does not have to be the worst player on the team. At KRC Genk they seemed to be on their way to a narrow victory in Leuven, until Matias Galarza committed a penalty foul on Youssef Maziz. Until that moment, the young Argentinian was not playing a bad game.
“I think that the defense and midfield were stable and that Galarza and Hrosovsky played a solid match. Does Galarza slip away in the penalty phase? I don’t know. He has to do better there too,” Wouter Vrancken shuns the critical note not.
“You just have to remain calm, in principle nothing can happen. Going for the ball like that was not necessary,” says the Genk coach. “I’m not going to say that we did a good job in midfield, because we lost and so it wasn’t good enough,” is Patrik Hrosovsky’s general view.
Hrosovsky looks for the fault elsewhere
The Slovak does not throw his teammate under the bus, but looks for the mistake at an earlier stage. “We already made a mistake in the penalty case in the previous phase. Our team was ‘too big’, we gave them too much space. That is what caused that situation.” Genk was unable to recover after the penalty and lost 2-1.