Bad news for the Union before the return against Berlin

Bad news for the Union before the return against Berlin

Sport Union Saint-Gilloise faces Union Berlin this Thursday evening in the round of 16 second leg of the Europa League. Karel Geraerts’ men will have to do without Yorbe Vertessen.

During training open to the press this morning, all the Union Saint-Gilloise players were present. A gray area nevertheless persisted concerning Yorbe Vertessen, who was injured last Sunday in the victory at Genk (1-2). This was announced by Karel Geraerts at a press conference on Wednesday: the Belgian striker is not available for this crucial match against Union Berlin.

“He participated in part of the training, but he stopped. He won’t be here tomorrow. He has pain in his adductor. If it’s serious? I don’t know. We’ll see the next few days “, said Geraerts. “But that’s how it is, there are always solutions.”

The Union will therefore have to do without Vertessen, author of a goal and an assist in the first leg (3-3). Unless Geraerts decides to field a single striker, Nilsson should start alongside Boniface. No other physical problem is to be deplored in the group, confirmed the coach of Union Saint-Gilloise.

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Geraerts will also have the luxury of being able to choose between Loic Lapoussin, starter in the first leg, and Simon Adingra, who is back in good shape and has just recorded 2 goals and 1 assist in the last two league matches.

“It’s obviously difficult to predict. They are two different profiles. Loic has gained experience in the meantime in this position. Simon is younger, he can score and give assists. He is very efficient.”

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“We didn’t think we could attract a player like Bart. At Feyenoord, he was someone with a lot of potential. When he signed with us, we were all very happy. He showed up quite quickly. He has quite a huge enthusiasm, he also gives that energy to his teammates. He’s a key player for the team,” said Geraerts. “He had a lot of injuries at Feyenoord. He adapted to the culture of the Union: work a lot during the week to be physically and mentally ready. He is able to chain matches, without putting on the handbrake .”



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