INTERVIEWS Besides Zakaria Bakkali, Ognjen Vranjes was also a surprise in the starting eleven. It had been one year and nine months since he wore the Anderlecht shirt for the last time, but yesterday he played a solid match alongside Derrick Luckassen. Coach Vincent Kompany was satisfied.
"Vranjes has given us what we expected from him," Kompany said at his press conference after the game. "He won all his duels. He provided peace and stability in the back. For someone who has not played for a while and returned from an injury, he certainly contributed."
With his experience, Vranjes helped ensure that Anderlecht brought in the victory. "After the 2-0 we stayed calm, continued to play football and gave away few chances. In that respect, this match was different from the last", Kompany concluded.
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