ANDREAS WIELAND PRIOR OUR CUP GAME: "WE WILL HAVE TO START WITH THE RIGHT MENTALITY"
On Sunday Beerschot travel to Knokke for a Belgian FA Cup game. "And that is always an interesting challenge, playing against a team from another division", Andreas Wieland said on his weekly press conference.
"Playing a cup game during the international break: it is a totally new experience for me", our coach said. "But I am happy with it, as otherwise we had to look for an opponent to play a friendly game. Now we have to play a game that matters and that's ideal to stay in our rhythm. Knokke is an interesting team. Okay, they started poorly this season but scouting learned they have a good team, which means we will have to start with the right mentality. This game is not going to be a walkover. As they play on an artifcial pitch we trained on our artificial pitch in Wiklrijk to get used to it."
"We will miss Ilias Sebaoui and Ramiro Vaca who both are on international duty with the Moroccon U23 and Bolivia respectively, while Dante Rigo sits out his second and last match of suspension. All my other players are fit. Will I be making some changes on Sunday? Possibly. Players who trained hard this week could be gettting their chance to prove themselves. But I'm not fielding eleven other players compared to, our last game in Virton".