Jeunesse Esch boss Carlo Weis believes losing Ken Corral to injury early in the first-half disrupted his side during their 1-0 defeat to St. Patrick's Athletic in Richmond Park on Tuesday.
In the 18th minute, Esch striker Corral chased a through ball from Patrick Stumpf as the Luxembourg outfit sought to counter-attack from a misplaced Graham Kelly pass.
Corral spotted Pat's goalkeeper Brendan Clarke off his line and attempted to lob him from 25 yards, but Clarke read the intention and saved easily. Corral, meanwhile, held the back of his leg and cast a worried look towards the Esch bench.
“Yes, I think we have a good team, but I think in the first-half the injury to our player Ken Corral was not so good for us,” Weis told media in his own English, having conducted much of the post-match through an interpreter. “It was a big handicap for us, he's a very important player for us.”
Continue reading Carlo Weis' post-match reaction on Extratime.ie.