After an impressive 9 points from 9 with big victories against Eupen (5-1), Seraing (0-1) and Charleroi (4-1) Cercle will head to the Guldenspoor Stadium of KV Kortrijk next Saturday. At the weekly press conference with coach Miron Muslic, the physical preparedness and freshness of our Groen-Zwart was not a topic of conversation for the first time.
Cercle remains (very) physically dominant
With three matches in just seven days last week, the players got two days off after the win against Charleroi. But one has to wonder whether that was necessary: the team's physical condition was put to the test in recent weeks, but there was no question of a let-off even in the face of what was a busy schedule. In terms of 'physical output', the match against Charleroi was even the best. But there are even more impressive statistics: Cercle ran a total of 15.2 km more than its opponents in the last three matches. The Groen-Zwart also ran 6540 meters more than their opponents on sprints, runs made at a speed of more than 20 km/h.
“Our impressive physical output? That is the Cercle way of playing, our identity on the pitch,” said coach Miron Muslic. “Our typical style of play requires this level of intensity to make it difficult for our opponents. I can promise that we will continue to play in this way.”