First Team

"A match we never should have lost"

What the coaches said after the UEFA Europa League tie between the Wolves and KAA Gent.

Smiles were already at a premium in the Green-and-White camp after the first match against KAA. But while the disappointment two weeks ago stemmed first and foremost from a hotly disputed equaliser, this time the Wolves only had themselves to blame after a 1-0 lead was let slip away at home to KAA Gent, with the end result being a 3-1 loss. 

What the coaches had to say: 

Oliver Glasner: “We were hoping for a different kind of evening. After the first half an hour we all thought that things were going in the right direction. After we’d taken the lead though, we became more and more passive, even though we were still in control of the match. What then happened is quite simply what’s been the case in all of our matches in recent weeks. The opponents’ first chance was converted into an equaliser and our heads went down. We had a golden opportunity to take the lead again, but instead we shipped another goal on a counter attack. And at the end of the day we’ve come away with a defeat from a match that we never should have lost.”

Jess Thorup: “I asked my team at half-time whether they wanted to go back out and play or just sit there in the changing room. Our performance up to the break was really not good at all. In the second half, things were a lot better and that may well have been our best 45 minutes all season. As has been the case more and more often of late, we’ve demonstrated that anything is possible right up to the final whistle. We were yet to win an away match, so this was the perfect time to put that right. I’m delighted with the win.”



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