Ghana midfielder Benard Kumordzi has been speaking about life in Belgium after his club Genk qualified to the final of the Cup final.
The 28-year-old lasted till the 106th minute before being substituted by Julien Gorius as Genk beat Anderlecht 7-6 on penalties.
Genk will play Cercle Brugge in the final.
In an interview with Football Newspaper, the Ghanaian is pleased with the play chances he gets, but has no problem that he did not start every game.
How is the atmosphere after reaching the cup final?
The atmosphere is fantastic, the squad is very happy. For me it is very beautiful in such a good group trap. The teammates have a good character and a lot of camaraderie. Everyone, from 16 to 36, helping each other. There are no egos in the dressing room.
From this I deduce that you are happy with Genk.
Yes, I am very satisfied. Everything is in order here: the technical staff, the medical staff, the teammates.
Is life in the city of Genk also fun?
Yes, in Belgium everything is close together. Here I must not spend hours flying somewhere to go. That’s an advantage. ”
What do you do besides football?
I do not really have a hobby that I’m doing much besides football. I’m really not much. I love to be home and watch football matches.
What is your favorite team?
Barcelona of course. They play the best football.I love to see them busy and obviously Messi is the best player.
What is the possibility of Genk winning the league?
At the moment it’s very difficult to say. After the matches against AA Gent and Bergen can we say what is achievable in the playoffs.
Where is the strength of Genk?
Genk is strong. Our strength lies in the team spirit. There are no egos in the dressing room and everyone wants to work for everyone.
The past few weeks you have been playing. That must feel good.
As I was waiting. There are games that I did not start but I have no problem with that. We have a group with a lot of players that are qualitatively very close to each other. It makes me not to worry so much whether I start every game or not. Of course I get a good feeling when you are in the team and can play.
In your first few months in Genk you got very little playing time. How hard was that?
That was not difficult. I came a bit later because there were problems with the transfer. It was good for me that I had time to learn about Belgian football and know the team. For me it was an advantage.
You form the central midfield duo with Hyland. How is that going?
That works fine. Both Hyland as Gorius are very good players. This interplay is good. Three years ago I was more offensive set but in recent years I play some more withdrawn and I try to balance between the defenders and the attackers.
What do you expect from the game against AA Gent?
I played in the first round against Ghent, so I know the team well. It is a good team and it is a difficult game for us but with the atmosphere and the trust that our group is now, we can still win.