News with tag "Interviews"



Mangala: "Anderlecht remains the club of my heart"


Anderlecht are pulling the youth's card this season. If this policy had been implemented a number of years ago, boys such as Dodi Lukebakio and Orel Mangala were undoubtedly in the first team. The latter closed the door of Neerpede in the summer of 2016. Mangala went to Borussia Dortmund on a loan basis. Read more »



Chadli: "I can't rule out staying with Anderlecht"


Nacer Chadli plays with the Red Devils against Russia on Saturday. He might get a place in the starting eleven, because the winger shows at Anderlecht that he is in top form. Chadli spoke to the press yesterday afternoon and his future at Anderlecht was also discussed. Read more »

Cobbaut: "This feels like the first day of school"


Elias Cobbaut experiences his first days with the 'big' Red Devils. During the European Championships for U21 he convinced Roberto Martinez and five months later the Spaniard brought him in. "I really didn't see this coming," says Cobbaut at Sporza. "I'm going to enjoy it, whether I'm playing or not." Read more »


Sambi Lokonga: "Continue to work in peace"

Sambi Lokonga:

RSC Anderlecht have taken the option of one extra season in the contract of Sambi Albert Lokonga. Negotiations for a further extension are still ongoing. Sambi Lokonga indicates that he certainly wants to play two more seasons for the Purple & White, but under the right conditions. Read more »


He immediately apologized to Vercauteren

He immediately apologized to Vercauteren

Peter Zulj was barely two minutes on the field when he was simply playing the ball in Larin's feet for the 1-1. A few minutes later, he did provide the assist for Kemar Roofe's winning goal. Immediately after the game, the Austrian apologized to coach Frank Vercauteren. Read more »


Roofe: "Stunned that Kompany knew me"


Kemar Roofe has scored four goals in six games. He arrived at RSC Anderlecht with an ankle injury at the time, but now he seems to be on the right track. Roofe admits that without Vincent Kompany he would never have come to Anderlecht: "I would never have signed without Vincent". Read more »

"I expected to play with Deschacht"

RSC Anderlecht will meet an old acquaintance in the Regenboogstadion tonight. Olivier Deschacht is after all a defender. Frank Vercauteren and Deschacht have known each other since the youth of purple and white. Last summer Vercauteren wanted to bring him to Oud-Heverlee Leuven himself. Read more »

Key game

Key game

Tonight against Zulte-Waregem, it is the match for RSC Anderlecht to connect or to stay behind. Coach Frank Vercauteren also admits that. Moreover, a victory would be a serious boost to enter the international break with a positive feeling. Read more »

Dury: "You talk about Anderlecht with respect"


Tonight, RSC Anderlecht will play against Zulte-Waregem, a team that is currently in the top six. Francky Dury already receives the Purple & White with respect, and Dury has nothing but respect for the current coach Frank Vercauteren. Read more »

"A shame for Belgian football"

Frank Vercauteren received a striking number of questions about the penalty debacle at Club Brugge during the Champions League match against PSG on his press conference yesterday afternoon. At RSC Anderlecht two players have been appointed to take the penalties. Read more »


Christiansen: "Roofe will score another twenty"


Kemar Roofe has scored four goals in four games. The striker was Vincent Kompany's first choice because Roofe had the qualities that Kompany wanted. Thomas Christiansen, Union trainer, worked with Roofe at Leeds and calls him "a complete striker who will make twenty more goals". Read more »


Roofe: "Three points are three points"


With an early goal, Kemar Roofe seemed to put Anderlecht on the road to a simple victory. Yet it was shaking again until the last second. Roofe doesn't care. "You are looking for something, but three points are three points." Read more »


Cobbaut: "Kompany had warned me"


A stupid ball against the arm of Elias Cobbaut caused the return for AA Gent. No intentional hands, but unintentionally a ball against the arm is a fault since this season. "As soon as the referee stopped the game, I knew what time it was," said Cobbaut after the game. Read more »

Roofe: "This feels like a defeat"


With two goals in three minutes, Kemar Roofe seemed to become the match winner against Ghent. Unfortunately, Anderlecht still gave away the victory. "It's nice to score, but that only applies if we win," he sighed afterwards. Read more »

"Some newcomers were not medically tested"

Hein Vanhaezebrouck is not surprised by the large number of injuries at Anderlecht. He said that at Play Sports yesterday. According to him, the fault lies with Marc Coucke. "Coucke kicks on big names. Sometimes an injury depends on it or they don't have the engine you hoped for." Read more »


Mirallas: "Anderlecht couldn't pay me"


Vincent Kompany contacted Kevin Mirallas several times last summer to get him to Anderlecht. That tells the 32-year-old striker in Het Nieuwsblad. "Everton then asked eight million euros. An impossible price for Anderlecht." Read more »


Talentscout Dobbelaar: "You have talent or you don't"

Talentscout Dobbelaar:

Talent scout Franky Dobbelaar also occasionally scouts at BX Brussels, the club also has ties with Vincent Kompany. A collaboration between BX Brussels and RSC Anderlecht is not there yet, but there is a chance that it will happen. Guy De Smet of the youth academy of purple and white also confirms this. Read more »


Vercauteren disappointed in substitutes

Vercauteren disappointed in substitutes

Offensively things were not going well for Anderlecht in Eupen, but Frank Vercauteren only made one substitution. Only Francis Amuzu got his chance. Boys like Michel Vlap, Peter Zulj and Isaac Kiese Thelin remained glued to the bench. "It is important to me that players show themselves at training," Vercauteren said afterwards.
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Vercauteren: "Better than against STVV"


After the game against Eupen, Frank Vercauteren spoke to the press. He talked about the choices for Edo Kayembe and Adrien Trebel and the injury of Nacer Chadli. He saw positive and negative aspects of the game. "We played more constant football, but it was not enough offensively. Read more »