Due to the heavy rainfall, tomorrow's friendly match will not take place in Eupen but on the familiar artificial pitch of Stayen. The region around Eupen has been hit hard by the storms of the last few days. Christian Brüls still lives in the East Belgium. On a personal level, he was spared from the water. "Eupen and Virton have been hit very hard. Where I live, strange but true, there is no flooding. So I am glad that nobody from my personal circle was affected by the storm. Let us hope that those who are in trouble are helped quickly."
The match against the Pandas is the last match of the preparation period. After that, all attention goes to the first league game, at home against KAA Gent. Christian also noticed that the preparation this year was tougher than the average preparation in Belgium. "Not only physically but also mentally it was a tough period." Aldus Brüls. "You make long days and that weighs on you mentally. Sometimes you just have to grit your teeth and keep going. The preparation is almost over now. I'm glad the league is starting again. We'll be there."
The game against KAA Gent will also be the first league game with an audience in a long time. "I think for me it's even the first time I will be playing in front of an audience at Stayen since I joined STVV." Says Christian. "I'm happy that there will finally be people back in the stands. During the last European Championship you saw how important that was sometimes."
Tomorrow's friendly game against KAS Eupen will be behind closed doors. There will be no livestream available this time either. Kick-off at 3 pm.
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