Following the 2-2 draw with Club Brugge in the derby at the weekend, Thibo Somers shared the importance of his pre-match ritual. As reported by Sporza, the scorer of Cercle’s second goal said ‘I’ve been playing here for 15 years and I’ve had a lot of difficult derbies. Today we deserved to win. My grandfather – who passed away last year – is close to the stadium. I always go to him before the match‘.
During the post-match press conference, the head coach of Cercle Miron Muslic was full of praise for Somers, saying that his performance was exactly how a Cercle player should perform in a derby. Despite historically being the smaller of the two Brugge sides, Cercle were the better team on the day and should have won, something even Scott Parker and other Club Brugge players admitted.
For Parker, this leaves his side with just one win since he took over in January. Cercle, on the other hand, are now unbeaten in their last five and have a strong chance to extend that run to seven games, with their next fixtures against Eupen and RFC Seraing, both of whom are relegation candidates.