Refaelov: "The intensity must be higher"

SUNDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER 2022, 22:09 - lajoya
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INTERVIEWS A little past the hour and at a 1-0 deficit, Lior Refaelov came off the bench. After the game he was allowed to come and explain to the press. "In training the level is fantastic, but in the matches I don't notice anything of it. That disappoints me a lot."

According to Refaelov, each player knew well what his tasks were. "Yet we lost too many duels. If we want to get the three points, the intensity needs to be higher," said the experienced midfielder, who was nevertheless in good spirits. "After the win against Silkeborg, the atmosphere in the locker room was good. I really believed that this victory would raise our level."

Individual mistakes and a lack of intensity killed Anderlecht today, Refaelov said. "No matter how much you train tactically. If the intensity is not high enough, it will not work. On the pitch, we have to want to die for each other. That's what I'm missing right now. We have to play more as a team. We are all responsible for this loss. We didn't bring enough quality and intensity."

And so Anderlecht is left with 10 out of 24. "That's the responsibility of us, the players. Not of the coach," Refaelov said. "This match was ideal to start a series. We didn't do that."

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