“Natural selection”: Club trainer Nicky Hayen again chooses Simon Mignolet between the posts as a replacement for (slightly) injured Nordin Jackers

“Natural selection”: Club trainer Nicky Hayen again chooses Simon Mignolet between the posts as a replacement for (slightly) injured Nordin Jackers
“Natural selection”: Club trainer Nicky Hayen again chooses Simon Mignolet between the posts as a replacement for (slightly) injured Nordin Jackers
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Somewhat of a surprise in the starting line-up at Club Brugge for the top match against Antwerp: Simon Mignolet. The former Red Devil was preferred to Nordin Jackers, who was sidelined with a minor injury. Club coach Nicky Hayen confirmed this just before kick-off.

Just before the match, Club coach Nicky Hayen confirmed his goalkeeper’s injury. “Nordin Jackers indeed suffered a minor injury during training yesterday and therefore Simon Mignolet will take his place in goal.”

In the absence of the former Red Devil, Jackers did the honors in the Bruges goal and did so with verve. The 26-year-old Belgian played several strong matches and was also favored against Fiorentina in the semi-finals of the Conference League. “Jackers was indeed in a very good flow and with Mignolet we still had a top goalkeeper on the bench. This left us in a luxurious situation, but let’s say that natural selection has now taken place.”

The question naturally arises whether Hayen would also have chosen Mignolet if his competitor had not been injured. “Mignolet cannot indeed sit on the couch forever, but I don’t have to explain my choice here, because she is not there. Today I choose Mignolet, but in general I have complete confidence in my goalkeepers.”

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