Stefan Leleu sent his team onto the field against Torhout KM with a clear assignment: a bad start to the season like last year had to be avoided. Mezine and his friends dropped five hits into Torhout’s mouth. There is no better way to build customer loyalty.
Freddy De Geest
Today at 15:49
Stefan Leleu took part in the Merelbeke – Lokeren-Temse match on Sunday afternoon and then mixed with a blissful feeling in the fairground happenings. “From last season, we remembered that you carry a bad start with you for a long time. We had to avoid that at all costs,” says Leleu. “One swallow does not make a spring. This victory is nice and we will take that with us to Sunday’s away game against PhD student Erpe-Mere United. I hear they deserved better in Dikkelvenne than a narrow 1-0 defeat. On their small synthetic turf field, it becomes a difficult opponent to play. After a month you can count the points and make a first evaluation. Can we confirm in Erpe-Mere, then that immediately opens perspectives for the top match against Sparta Petegem. I’m aiming for a five out of nine. If we can keep that table in the course of the season, we will finish high.”
“I think it’s great that we scored five times,” said Leleu. “I don’t want to magnify the fact that I would rather not have seen the three goals conceded. This week we’ll take a look at what went wrong, but we’re not going to make a game about that. Above all, we need to remember the positive and work on that. A strong bank remains an asset and we must also make maximum use of it. After the preparation there were some doubts, but they were immediately banned. We were satisfied with one point against Torhout, but it became three. The system we want to play is adapted to the players we have. In the beginning, the match against Torhout was very closed, but after a while we got the space that we needed and that we also used to the maximum.”