Mbaye Leye was left to rue a poor second half as his side lost 5-2 at home to OH Leuven. Things were looking positive for the hosts, after Jelle Vossen put them ahead in his 400th Pro League appearance. However, after Marc Brys introduced Mario Gonzales and Sofian Kiyine, the game turned on its head. Gonzales grabbed a hat-trick and an assist, while Kiyine got a goal and an assist to inflict another defeat on Zulte Waregem.
Speaking after the match, as reported by Stefan Smet of Het Nieuwsblad, the Essevee coach was left confused by his sides second half performance. “It’s hard to believe its the same players. But it’s an old football law: you don’t have to stay focused for 45 but for 90 minutes”.
Leye was also more pessimistic than usual, commenting on how the side “have to be more efficient, both in the front and in the back, but maybe its not bad luck either”.
While it appears Leye still has the backing of the board, an adverse result in the upcoming derby against KV Kortrijk could increase pressure on the clubs hierarchy to make a change.