“Ultimately, it’s easy for the referees”


After a match rich in twists and turns, Standard and Club Brugge shared the points this Saturday in Sclessin. Simon Mignolet reacted with a lot of hindsight.


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Simon Mignolet was one of the players in the meeting between Standard and Bruges. Hesitant on several occasions, author of several losses of ball which could have been very expensive, the goalkeeper of the Red Devils also stopped a penalty before conceding a second one at the very end of the match.

“To be honest, we would have signed for a draw before the game,” Mignolet confessed to Eleven Sports. “Here at Standard it’s tough and they’re in good shape. But when you lead for a good part of the match, and concede a goal in stoppage time, it feels like you’ve lost two points “.

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The goalkeeper couldn’t escape questions about the referee’s decisions: “Everyone knows that I’m fair and I’m not going to comment on decisions. I’m just going to say that when the referee takes a decision, you have to stay calm because there is the VAR. But the referee also has to use his assistants and the VAR before making a decision. In the end it’s much easier for them now.

This draw still allows Bruges to occupy the head of the standings before the meeting of Charleroi this Sunday on the lawn of Genk.


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