INTERVIEWS Frank Vercauteren received a striking number of questions about the penalty debacle at Club Brugge during the Champions League match against PSG on his press conference yesterday afternoon. At RSC Anderlecht two players have been appointed to take the penalties.
Even though it was the press conference yesterday afternoon for the match against Zulte-Waregem tomorrow, the journalists apparently considered Mbaye Diagne's missed penalty and his behavior more important. Diagne took the ball from Hans Vanaken and missed a crucial penalty.
Vercauteren tried to keep the conversation at the Purple & White: "With us, two players are designated for penalties. If both are on the field, they must consult each other without arguing, because that is not part of a football field. Whether a captain can help in such a situation? He represents the group, he is not just there to shake hands, so: yes! "
You may still remember Club Brugge scooping Diagne away a few months ago in front of RSC Anderlecht. In retrospect is Vercauteren not happy that that happened?
“I thought this was a very sad matter. You always hope that the Belgian teams do well in Europe. But it is not that egos have no place with me, but they must be able to put that ego aside for the sake of the team. "
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