Anderlecht was frustrated on Thursday evening. Because of that ‘light’ penalty that was awarded, but especially because of their own play. Both coach and players looked inward, because after a good opening phase it was not enough.
Anders Dreyer was the first to admit that Anderlecht was entirely to blame for the loss of points. “That penalty is not the reason why we lose two points in Malines,” says the Dane.
“We should have scored more goals in the first half, controlled the second half and got on the bus with three points. We mismanaged the ‘momentum’ and let Mechelen get back into the game twice. We had this game in the first half should decide.”
If Thorgan scores, we kill the game
An analysis that his coach – despite some more criticism of the refs – wholeheartedly agreed with. “If Thorgan scores or makes the right decision at the end of the first half, we will kill the game,” said Riemer. “We had the chances, because we played a good first half.”
“In the second half we played way too defensive and we started playing with long balls again, which is not our game. We were too low and lost too many easy balls. And after the 2-1 you of course have to hold on to that. No , we didn’t do a good job.”