Royal Antwerp FC won against Standard this week. An important victory, especially now that Club Brugge can keep up in the rankings this weekend.
Patrick Goots was an attentive spectator of Royal Antwerp FC. The Great Old recorded an important victory over Sclessin, which means it can play to move alongside Club Brugge, the club that everyone calls the big challenger for the title.
Things shouldn’t be that bad in Antwerp, the analyst believes. But first wait for Sunday’s results before making really big statements. In the meantime, Doumbia scored the winning goal against Standard.
“No bad word about Milan Smits, but Mahamadou Doumbia is a completely different type,” Goots told Gazet van Antwerpen. “How was that boy able to remain under the radar for so long? On Wednesday at Sclessin he showed his good feet and he did not allow himself to be dismissed easily.”
Under pressure he sometimes chose dangerous options, but according to Goots, these are youthful sins. The analyst was particularly surprised by the goal. “All in all, I thought Doumbia was a revelation. He can become the new golden boy in the Antwerp midfield.”