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"At Beerschot with the will to crush them, without resentment"

Tomorrow, the Canaries will head to 't Kiel with only one thing in mind ... victory!

After the international break, the Jupiler Pro League finally starts again! For game day 7, the Canaries will face their former coach, Peter Maes. Extra motivation for some players, not for Buatu. "This is football, you have players and coaches coming and leaving every year. I think he came to Sint-Truiden for one mission, which was to save the club from relegation. Job done. So there is still mutual respect for each other. But now he is with the other team, so we go there with the mentality to crush them, without resentment".

The Rats are in a bad period with only 1 point from 6 games. A great opportunity to pick up points. "Nobody thought Beerschot would start the season so badly. This match is very important for them, so they will probably go for it full force. But it's also important for us, to position ourselves more comfortably in the standings, so it will be a great battle." Coach Hollerbach added: "They have quite a few new players, so they may still be learning to play together. The international break gave them the chance to work on some points, so we have to be 100% focused and go there with extra motivation to return to Sint-Truiden with the three points."

The Canaries head to Antwerp with their two new Japanese strikers, Hayashi and Hara. Also their new German center back, Leistner will also be in the squad for yellow-blue. Bauer will not yet be with the team for personal reasons. "I think the 4 new players have undeniable qualities! Daichi and Taichi have already shown some good things in their first game against Cercle, so I believe in our attack. And I've only done 3 training sessions with Toni (Leistner), because I was with the national team, but he's a real professional, with a lot of experience and on a physical level he's a beast. It's great for the competition within the team, especially at my position."

Kick-off at 8pm!

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