Joker at Antwerp? “Maybe he will be the cup hero”


On Saturday evening Antwerp FC and Club Brugge compete in the King Baudouin Stadium for the cup of Belgium. Based on the mutual results in last season’s league, the Great Old should be the favorite. But since then a lot has changed with the trunk number 1.

As is known, only players who were already under contract last season may play in the cup final. The newcomers that Antwerp has already attracted are therefore not entitled to play. In addition, RAFC already left many well-known names. Also goalkeeper and mainstay Sinan Bolat. Because his substitutes Jean Butez and Alireza Beiranvand can only take up from next week, coach Ivan Leko is forced to choose the young Davor Matijas between the posts. He’ll be making his big boy debut soon.

Quite a risk, but 20-year-old Croat could also be a joker. Figurehead Ratko Svilar is confident. “I have never seen him at work, but I suppose he is good. He is still young. In Antwerp he is already well in place. Although it is not easy to succeed Sinan Bolat. But maybe he will be Saturday the cup hero, “Svilar added Sporza.

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