Despite the challenge that awaits them in Germany on Tuesday evening, the Bruges residents are confident and determined before approaching their second Champions League meeting.

Providential scorer against PSG and captain of Bruges in the absence of Ruud Vormer, Hans Vanaken was calm at a press conference on the eve of the match in Leipzig. “We can hurt any team and we have proven it against PSG. When we can put PSG in trouble, we can do it against anyone,” he said.

But the double Golden Shoe is also aware of it, it’s a whole different game that awaits the Club on Tuesday night. “Against PSG, we played a full game, but it will be a whole different game tomorrow,” agrees Vanaken. “They will play the counterattack more than PSG, who like to have the ball.”

A type of football that the Blauw and Zwart already know a little, since it is the one offered by Alexander Blessin, who coached the young people of Leipzig before arriving in Belgium. “Ostend has a comparable style of play. We will have to be ready for that and see how we can hurt them,” concludes the Brugeois.

Mbaye Leye understands the anger of the supporters: “We did not manage to wake them up”