Speaking after the 2-2 draw with Cercle Brugge, Scott Parker was critical of his sides performance. While also taking responsibility for the team he put out, Parker said he felt that the side had taken two steps back with their performance.
The Englishman said ‘I take full responsibility in terms of the performance, it’s two steps back today, I didn’t expect to see what I saw today’. Former Fulham and Bournemouth manager Parker also bemoaned his sides inability to deal with Cercle’s pressing game, as well as Club Brugge’s lack of bravery on the ball.
After their draw with Cercle, Club Brugge have won one of their previous nine games since Parker took over the side. The majority of those have been draws, yet this has started to cause frustration amongst a fanbase who expects the defending champions to be performing better.
Prior to the derby draw the side lost 2-0 midweek at home to Benfica in the first round of their Champions League knock-out tie. The Belgian champions now need a miracle in Lisbon if they are going to be able to continue their historic European campaign.