Charles de Ketelaere had one of the best evenings of his very young playing career on Tuesday and the great Bruges hope is the satisfaction of Philippe Clement.
Holder at the kick-off on the lawn of the Zénit, Charles De Ketelaere was the decisive man of the first meeting in the Champions League of Bruges. The week had started badly for the young player since he was not even on the scoresheet at Standard.
“Charles was tired after his two meetings with the Under-21s,” Clement said at a press conference. “For this match at Zenit, I felt he was ready. We will play every three days for a few weeks, Sometimes it is necessary to give the boys a rest because we will always need 100% of everyone for the European meetings but also in the league “.
The young player is in any case the pride of his coach: “Today, Charles has made a big step in his career. He is not yet ready to play like this every week, but he has worked hard to be able to playing today. He was not on Standard’s lawn but he’s a smart player. He knows he has to improve and that rest is part of a player’s season. ”