The Angola worldwide was saddened by his workforce’s efficiency as they crumbled at residence to Franky Vercauteren’s Nice Outdated
Clinton Mata claimed that ‘happiness wasn’t on the facet’ of Membership Brugge following Sunday’s 2-Zero residence defeat to Royal Antwerp.
The Blue-Black got here into the encounter following their 4-Zero obliteration of Gent their final outing, nonetheless, they had been outshone by the visiting Nice Outdated on the Jan Breydel Stadium.
Cameroon worldwide Didier Ze discovered the web first after 9 minutes earlier than Lior Refaelov sealed the win from the penalty spot within the 43rd minute because the hosts’ 12-match unbeaten run was minimize quick.
In his evaluation of the sport, the Angola worldwide blamed his workforce’s defeat on the ‘bodily’ nature of the encounter, whereas disclosing that he suffered arduous in opposition to Frank Vercauteren’s facet.
“It was a really bodily match and that features a few faucets,” the 28-year-old advised the membership web site. “At the moment, we did not see the Membership you normally see. Within the second half we tried to look totally different. We got here throughout an excellent block from Antwerp. Happiness wasn’t on our facet in the present day.
“I am in a little bit of ache in every single place. Within the first half I received a faucet on my left foot and within the second half it was my proper.
“I believed it was damaged. I could not consider something greater than that my season was over. I requested the physician if it was, however he reassured me.
“I fell badly on the carpet there. It wasn’t a recreation for me in the present day, it occurs generally. It’s then essential to maintain your head up and hold going.”
This sentiment was echoed by supervisor Philippe Clement who acknowledged that the targets conceded had been ‘utterly avoidable’.
“We’re very disillusioned,” mentioned Clement. ” what sort of match you’ll get in opposition to Antwerp, however we shoot twice in our personal foot. It was additionally two targets that had been utterly avoidable.
“ they arrive right here to place a agency block with a whole lot of energy and duels. Nonetheless, we received into a whole lot of promising conditions, however we lacked sharpness within the 16 meters.
“It wasn’t all similar to that. Then you definitely lose factors that weren’t essential to lose. Should you take a look at the standard of the sport, we had been actually not the lesser, however it was the benefit of Antwerp to select up each crumb we dropped instantly.
“Furthermore, every situation is totally different. You additionally must respect who’s going through you. It’s a workforce with a whole lot of high quality that has purchased in to go for the title. In consequence, additionally they have many switching choices.”
Even at this defeat, Membership Brugge occupy the summit of the Belgian prime flight with 70 factors from 31 outings.