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Kucharczyk: Victorious Legia aiming at Warsaw

Michał Kucharczyk says Legia Warszawa's goal is "to reach the final" at home after beating KSC Lokeren OV 1-0 "because of one counterattack" for Hans Vanaken.

Legia players celebrate their goal
Legia players celebrate their goal ©AFP/Getty Images

Michał Kucharczyk says Legia are aiming for the Warsaw final
Tomasz Jodłowiec pleased with Legia's display
Hans Vanaken disappointed Lokoren could not create chances
Mbaye Leye determined to bounce back in Group K
• Next games: Trabzonspor v Legia, Lokeren v Metalist (2 October)

Michał Kucharczyk, Legia winger
I am glad I delivered a good ball to Miroslav Radović who scored the winner for us. Of course, it was not our best match in recent months, but we were still able to win the game against strong opponents.

After one match we have three points, the same number we collected in six games last season. Our goal is not only to qualify from this group, but to reach the final. We all know it will be played in our city and we would like to take part in it. I am not joking: why not have dreams and try to realise them?

Every year we get more and more experience in European competitions and it will help us to win important games. Now, there is a kind of marathon ahead of us, in the Polish Ekstraklasa and Europa League, but we are prepared for this. Tiredness? It can only come after the last game in December. Now, we feel strong and well prepared.

Tomasz Jodłowiec, Legia midfielder
We are very glad because we realised our plan by taking three points. OK, maybe it was not our best match, but what matters most is victory against a very solid Belgian team.

We know it is not possible to score four goals in every match, like we did against Celtic at home. Everybody would love to repeat that as often as possible, but let's be realistic. We did not make many mistakes against Lokeren, just a few. A good start gives us more confidence and will help us to show our class in coming games.

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Hans Vanaken, Lokeren midfielder
We are disappointed because we could have got a point here. Legia are a good team but they were not so much better than us in this match. We had a very good game, we were well organised but maybe did not create enough chances.

We lost the game because of one counterattack, one long ball which started Legia's winning move. Definitely, we should watch the video of this moment to avoid such mistakes in the future. We have lost, but it is not over. We still have our dreams. We qualified for the group stage thanks to victory over Hull City. That was a great moment and we want more unique moments like it. I hope that in two weeks, after the home game against Metalist, we will be much happier.

Mbaye Leye, Lokeren midfielder
We played against a team which were well organised and very quick in recovering the ball, but we are disappointed because we were not inferior to them. Unfortunately for us, we did not create as many chances as we normally do. To lose in such a way is really frustrating.

We learnt a lot about Legia before the game, we knew that Miroslav Radović is extremely dangerous so it is our mistake that we did not stop him.

The good thing is that we still have five matches to play. Our group has not clear favourites so anything could happen. It is that kind of tournament and the last thing we want is to be out of the competition after just two matches. It means we must get better a result in our next game. Our goal is the same – to qualify, no matter whether it is through being first or second in the group.

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