KAS Eupen will conclude its first half of the 2018-2019 championship with a home match against Sint-Truiden VV. The game is scheduled to start on Saturday evening at 8:00 pm in the Kehrweg Stadium. The match will certainly take place in front of well-staffed ranks, as 1,511 guests from the clubs of the German speaking Community alone are expected in attendance and will ensure a good atmosphere in the stadium.
Anyone who is not yet holding a ticket, can still purchase them in advance (Friday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm + Saturday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in the ticketing office) or at the evening box office. Counters will open at 6:30 pm. So far KAS Eupen has scored 16 points and will enter the game in 10th place. Sint-Truiden VV is in 7th place in the overall rankings with 21 points.
After the home wins against Anderlecht and Cercle Bruges, KAS Eupen will try everything to consolidate the good home track record lately and to make up for the 0:2 lapse from last Saturday at Sporting Lokeren again.
Claude Makelele: “Maybe 1 or 2 changes in the squad”
At the press conference, KAS coach Claude Makelele spoke of a difficult match against a team that is just behind the top teams in the Pro League. Claude Makelele is preparing for a balanced game and expects his players to be tactically disciplined in order to create goal-scoring chances – unlike in Lokeren.
The head coach did not give away any concrete information on the line-up. “It could well be that I let 1-2 players pause who don’t have the necessary freshness after the series of three games in a row. After all, there is still a heavy program lying ahead until winter break, so I don’t want to take any risks,” said Claude Makelele.
Jordan Lotiès: “We are a real team now”
As a player, Jordan Lotiès stood ready to answer questions from journalists after the final training. The Frenchman said that this season’s team spirit is very different from last year: “Now we have a real team where everyone is there for everyone. We practice more and harder and never give up. Unlike last season, we’re all playing with the same ball now and not each one for himself. It’s also easier when you come into the team as a substitute,” says Jordan Lotiès.
Find out the KAS Eupen squad HERE.