Tom Vandenberghe drops to last place again with KV Kortrijk after defeat in Westerlo: “We are stronger at home than away from home”
9 de October, 2023
KV Kortrijk lost the six-point match on the Westerlo field last weekend with the smallest difference. As a result, the Kerels are once again in last place in the Jupiler Pro League. The international break comes as a time for hard work. “Defensively we are better than ever,” says goalkeeper Tom Vandenberghe.
After the euphoria against Cercle Brugge, KVK ended up back on the ground on Saturday. Westerlo won economically 1-0 against the Kerels, also because Kadri saw his equalizer disallowed at the end of the match. As a result, KV Kortrijk once again has the red lantern in its hands.
“I still don’t understand why the goal was disallowed,” said goalkeeper Tom Vandenberghe immediately after the match. “I’m going to look at the images again anyway. It’s a shame, because I really thought we were going to score a point here. 1-0 or 1-1 makes a world of difference in our situation, of course. We played a strong first half, but forgot to reward ourselves. Westerlo then came to our goal, but they managed to score. Too bad, because it was one of our best games.”
So KV Kortrijk is back to square one. A perhaps bigger problem than the current sixteenth place is that the Kortrijk team have only managed to score eight times in ten matches. A clear working point for De Boeck and co. “Once we score a goal, we might have left,” Vandenberghe said. “It’s not that we gave away many chances against Westerlo. Defensively we are better than ever. I can’t blame my team. And if we won twice in a row, that train might have left too. I must say that we are better at home than on the road. Oh well, the season is still long. We should not be shy about the current state of affairs, but I continue to believe in salvation.”
Club in Genk
After the international break, Club Brugge and Racing Genk will visit. The Guldenspoorstadion will shake again, but also with a scared heart. Receiving two top clubs when you are not performing well yourself remains difficult. Tom Vandenberghe still remembers the results of last season. “Yes, I remember that well enough. Especially that match against Genk will stay with me forever. I made my debut against the Limburgers and we won,” said the keeper. “The team also knows that Club and Genk are not the least opponents. It is up to us to work hard during the international break and prepare ourselves for the next match day. The supporters will also have to be at the appointment, but I have no doubts about that. It’ll be fine.”