Jupiler Pro LeaguePlay well, have the best chances, but still lose. Again, because KV Oostende also happened to KV Oostende against Leuven. “If we continue to play like this, the luck will really turn,” trainer Yves Vanderhaeghe remains optimistic.
KVO played about fourteen chances in and against Standard, five of which were on target. Especially in the first half, Thierry Ambrose should always have scored, face to face with Bodart. At the end of the second half, when the 1-0 was already on the scoreboard, David Atanga also had a goal on the foot. But the narrow defeat ultimately remained on the scoreboard. “Very frustrating”, captain Anton Tanghe also realizes. “We have created a lot of opportunities together, but simply do not score. We also give away that goal after finishing badly. If you don’t score, you can’t win. We can safely say that we clearly had more open chances and I really felt that if one team scored, it was going to be us.”
“However, we play good football and don’t deserve to lose four times in a row. We earn the points, but in the end we only have six. We urgently need to finish our chances. And rather play less well, but win, than play well and be left empty-handed.”
Trainer Yves Vanderhaeghe also realized that KVO became the victim of a well-known football law: if you don’t finish the chances yourself, you get the lid on the nose. “In many periods we controlled the game and brought the better football. We don’t finish the chances and have to be a bit sharper up front,” the coach analyzes. “Indeed, frustrating to lose like that. But I remain hopeful: we saw a good KV Oostende. Nobody can live with zero out of twelve, but we don’t throw in the towel. I congratulated the boys on their game. If we play like this every time, the luck will turn.”
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