In an interview with Sporza, Pro League CEO Lorin Parys was not surprised by the success Belgian clubs have been having in Europe. Parys said “It is the result of a consistent commitment to innovation and talent in the training, scouting and development of young footballers”.
Parys and the Pro League are hoping and planning for future European success off the back of this season, which saw all four teams who made the group stages qualify for the next round of their respective competitions. Parys said “With our plan for the future, we are going to create even more levers for success, with four more representatives in the UEFA competitions”.
Club Brugge will face Benfica in the knock-out stages of the Champions League, after finishing second in their group behind another Portuguese side in Porto. Gent will face a trip to Qarabag in the Conference League, while Anderlecht will face Bulgarian champions Ludogorets in the same competition. Union St Gilloise will have to wait until the next round of the Europa League is complete before they know who they will face.