INTERVIEWS Barely four minutes as a midfielder, Noah Sadiki needed to give his first assist of his professional career. "I still had to hurry, because Fabio Silva's pass was actually a bit too soft. I told him that has to be better next time," the 17-year-old Anderlecht product laughed after the match.
Sadiki also received a tap, but stayed straight and dished Amuzu the 1-0. "I could have looked for a penalty kick, but decided that since I had the ball, I might as well try to cross instead of falling. You never know if the referee would whistle. It turned out to be the right choice," Sadiki said.
Last summer, Sadiki still seemed to be on his way abroad, but he finally chose to stay. In February he signed his first professional contract. He was already 17 years old. So quite late. "Even though it is a bit later than the rest, you can always get there. I was never the superstar in youth, but I always kept working hard."
Sadiki made his debut late last season as a defender. Now he was at right in a 3-5-2. Quite a difference, but that's not a problem for the young guy. "In the youth series, I played in a lot of positions too. My versatility is my strength," he concludes
Source: Het Nieuwsblad (bvv)
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