Joao Gamboa is convinced that Club Brugge’s win at the Dragau Stadium has left the footballing world open and still reverberates in Belgium, but a visit by Saint-Giloise to Braga won’t have the same devastating effect.
“I think 0-4 of Dragão will not be repeated, but Saint-Gilloise is an excellent team and SC Braga may have some difficulties imposing their game,” warns the midfielder, who last season changed Estoril to Leuven. .
Gamboa is well aware of the value of the European opponent to the warriors. Not because of the natural knowledge he gained from Belgian football three months later, but above all thanks to a new memory: Leuven faced Saint-Gilloise on Saturday and lost 0-3 at home.
“Saint-Gilloise does not have the level of Club Brugge, but they are a very well-organised team and very dangerous on the counter-attack,” refers to the midfielder, who greatly appreciates the collective of the opponent’s Warriors, a “smart” form of how he plans his game, and also points to some individuals that have The ability to make a difference.
“Burgess central defender is very strong and on set pieces he makes the difference. Boniface [avançado] It has tremendous quality. In the match with Leuven, he almost did not score any goal from the midfield”, he recovers.
Despite Saint-Gilloise’s ability to assert himself, Gamboa believes the Warriors have arguments to win tomorrow’s match: “SC Braga is stronger and has European experience that could be decisive in the confrontation with the Belgians.”