Birger Verstraete, champion of a still capricious …

Birger Verstraete © Dirk Kerstens

“Sometimes we lack the will to die on the field”, says Birger Verstraete (27), the latest incarnation of the Antwerp DNA. After the total performance against Anderlecht, the Great Old against STVV was again sick in the same bed. Antwerp remains a team of ups and downs, also in the Europa League. “Outside I sometimes think: the opponent wants it more than we do.” It’s up to Verstraete and co to change that in Frankfurt.

Diederik Geypen


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