Debast: "Surprised I had to play as right back"

THURSDAY, 16 NOVEMBER 2023, 20:00 - lajoya
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INTERVIEWS Zeno Debast played the entire match for the Red Devils ... as right back. An unusual position for the Anderlecht defender. "It was the first time I played there," he said afterwards. He did well and national coach Domenico Tedesco also said afterwards he was satisfied with Debast's performance.

"It's the first time I played anywhere other than central back," Debast told reporters after the game. "When the coach announced the lineup, I was surprised. But I resolved that I have to take the playing opportunities I get. So I thank the coach for this opportunity."

After the match, national coach Tedesco explained why he posted Debast at right back. "We know his qualities as a central defender. So I wanted to see him as a right back for a change. That had been in my head for some time. He did that well."

The fact is that Belgium is not thick when it comes to right backs. Will Debast become the new Alderweireld or Vertonghen? They too played as central defenders for years on the wingback. Alderweireld on the right and Vertonghen on the left..

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