Gent ready for unique showing against West Ham

More fighting talk coming out of Poirot Land as the former Gent midfielder Danijel Milicevic has been urging the club to deliver a ‘unique performance’ and beat West Ham United in the second leg of their Europa Conference League quarter final tomorrow.


The 37-year-old has been speaking to Het Nieuwsblad, a Belgian sports paper. Milicevic was a member of the team that knocked Tottenham out of the Europa League in 2017 over two legs.

The first of those saw them securing a 2-2 draw at Wembley, where Tottenham were playing their home games that year, before beating Spurs 1-0 at home in the return leg.

That remains one of the club’s more famous victories and they are hoping for a win over the Hammers following the 1-1 draw in Belgium in the first leg.

If it was going to happen it will take a special performance from the current squad, with Milicevic offering his words of advice to them.

“Playing football against an English team is a special experience anyway,” he said.

“If you are not 100%, you don’t stand a chance. Also, don’t forget that we don’t have as big a core of players as they do – we can’t bring in great players like Antonio or Paqueta.

“Ah well, the pressure is on West Ham anyway. We just want to surprise everyone. If you want to win in London, you have to deliver a unique performance.