Verschaeren: "Nice that coach compares me to Modric"

THURSDAY, 16 MARCH 2023, 18:08 - emjomi
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INTERVIEWS After a difficult start to the season, Yari Verschaeren has grown into one of the current Anderlecht's star players. The stylist has become a marathon man who covers the entire midfield, directing the game. "I am happy with the role I play now," the number ten of purple-white told me.

At his press conference, Verschaeren explained that Brian Riemer is a coach who demands a lot physically, but that he has no problems with that. "If I have to, I run 13 or 14 kilometers per game," said Verschaeren, who realizes that the physical aspect in soccer has become very important. "It's not only about technique, but also about energy." According to Verschaeren, the issue is to combine both to be successful.

Two weeks ago, Verschaeren was omnipresent when Anderlecht eliminated Ludogorets. Afterwards, Riemer even called him the Modric of Anderlecht. "That is nice, but I do not yet come close to what Modric already achieved at Real Madrid," Verschaeren said. Therefore, he does not want to compare himself to the former Golden Ball.

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Tomorrow, new national coach Domenico Tedesco will announce his first selection. Verschaeren was asked if he hopes to be there. The Anderlecht midfielder said he had not yet spoken with Tedesco, but that every footballer aims for the highest and hopes to be selected. "But it's not that I think about it every second. The important matches with Anderlecht are my priority now."

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