Following the 4-2 defeat in Stockholm. Gent manager Hein Vanhaezebrouck was highly critical of his sides defending. As reported by Voetbalkrant, the experienced coach said ‘What I saw with the first goal, I’ve never seen that, its a piece of cake for the opposing team”.
While he was clearly angry, Vanhaezebrouck still had time for a small joke, “I can’t shoot them, because then I’ll be short of player”.
Gent were humiliated in the first half in Stockholm, being 3-0 down by half time. This became 4-0 quickly into the second half. The side did manage to grab two goals back, but they were not able to grab a point. The Belgian side now sit third in Group F, three points behind Norwegian side Molde who beat Shamrock Rovers. Gent will travel to Ireland on the 27th of October to face Shamrock, before finishing their campaign against Molde on the 3rd of November.
Prior to the game against Djurgarden the side were confident they could get a win, however they are now facing a struggle to qualify from the group.