KAS Eupen is playing away to KRC Genk on the 18th match day of the Pro League. The game at the Luminus Arena kicks off at 20:00 on Saturday. KAS head coach Claude Makele has urged his team to give 100% commitment for the 90 minutes in order to survive against this strong opponent. KAS midfielder Nils Schouterden also expressed respect for KRC Genk at the pre-match press conference, but denied that his team had absolutely no chance to win. In response to a question posed by journalists, KAS Eupen’s coach looked ahead to his wish list for the winter transfer period. The French coach is hoping for 3 or 4 reinforcements for his team.
Claude Makelele: “The game will be decided by physicality”
But next up is the game in Genk. Due to injuries, KAS Eupen will have to cope without defenders Moussa Wague and Abdulkarim Fadlalla and strikers Nicolas Verdier and Hamza Sanhaji. Claude Makelele reported on the past week’s training, where considerable work has been done to eliminate small but costly errors and lack of attentiveness. “We have to play with full concentration and our utmost fighting strength for the 90 minutes. Against KRC Genk, which plays very good football, the game will be decided by physicality,” said the coach.
Nils Schouterden: “We have a chance”
Nils Schouterden reminded the journalists that KAS Eupen was not absolutely devoid of chances against the 8th-ranked team. “In the first leg, where we had a 3-1 lead before the game ended in a 3-3 draw, we proved that we can beat Genk too, so why not make that happen on Saturday night?
Pre-Christmas public viewing
Café Penalty looks forward to welcoming its guests to a pre-Christmas atmosphere from 18:30 on Saturday night for the public viewing of the game between KRC Genk and KAS Eupen. In addition to the usual drinks and snacks, a hearty soup, the freshly grilled stadium sausage and also mulled wine and Leffe Christmas beer on tap will be offered to mark the season.