News with tag "Interviews"


Colassin: "It was better to leave"


Antoine Colassin had the goal to play with the first team of RSC Anderlecht, but unfortunately he didn't get the playing time he would have liked and so he took the decision to leave on loan with an option to buy to Heerenveen. Read more »


Debast: "Very happy with my first cap"


Debuting and a place in the starting eleven, a first for Zeno Debast with the Red Devils. The national coach was still anointing, Debast himself was stricter on himself. And is grateful for the help of Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen in defense. Read more »

Martinez: "Enjoyed Debast"


Zeno Debast immediately celebrated his debut with the Red Devils yesterday with a place in the starting eleven, he was given the iconic number four that long belonged to Vincent Kompany. In any case, national coach Roberto Martinez enjoyed the young debutant. Read more »



Vertonghen: "Hardest decision of my life"


Jan Vertonghen is currently with the Red Devils and took the time for an extensive interview with VTM and Het Laatste Nieuws, the media partners of the Red Devils. Among other things, he talked about his transfer to Anderlecht. "My transfer literally went in 24 hours from 'I'm staying with Benfica' to signing with Anderlecht," he said. Read more »


Debast: "Learning and having fun"


Zeno Debast spoke to the press for the first time today as a Red Devil. The 18-year-old Anderlecht defender exudes calmness, but was already looking his eyes out. "Whether I was starstruck? Yes, of course. It takes some adjusting from TV to reality. Someone as De Bruyne is of an enormous level." Read more »


"Showed what confidence can do"

Felice Mazzu asked for more aggression from his players but also more confidence in their own abilities. Against KV Kortrijk, the players responded to that demand. Now to extend that style of play to the full 90 minutes. Read more »

"This victory is gratifying"

The trend was "first goal" yesterday against Kortrijk. Jan Vertonghen scored his first in the Jupiler Pro League and Yari Verschaeren his first of this season. Verschaeren would have liked to have added a second, but the three points are the most important thing now.  Read more »

Vertonghen: 'Supporters needed victory'

Vertonghen: 'Supporters needed victory'

Yesterday, Jan Vertonghen scored his first goal for RSC Anderlecht and immediately the first in the Jupiler Pro League. Vertonghen is satisfied with his goal although it was not an immediate objective, the three points were. Read more »


"Debast is impressive player with a lot of potential"

Zeno Debast (picture) is the only debutant in the Red Devils' selection that national coach Roberto Martinez announced. At his press conference, Martinez did not spare his praise. Furthermore, Martinez indicated that he is also following Julian Duranvile with an eye on the World Cup. Read more »


Kana: "We must stay humble"


Marco Kana was in the srtarting eleven against FCSB on Thursday due to the injury of Amadou Diawara, twenty minutes before the end he was replaced by Yari Verschaeren. Kana especially wanted to remember that in this European campaign, no goals against has been taken yet.  Read more »



Mazzu: "I don't fear for my job"


Like Lior Refaelov, coach Felice Mazzu felt that his team did not bring enough intensity this afternoon. "However, there was no lack of good will," the coach stated afterwards. "Whether my group has too little quality? No. We do miss maturity." Read more »

Refaelov: "The intensity must be higher"


A little past the hour and at a 1-0 deficit, Lior Refaelov came off the bench. After the game he was allowed to come and explain to the press. "In training the level is fantastic, but in the matches I don't notice anything of it. That disappoints me a lot." Read more »


Verschaeren: "I don't think it was offside"


Yari Verschaeren is back after being out for a few days with the stomach flu. During halftime, he was brought in for Anouar Ait El Hadj. Fifteen minutes later he scored but it was flagged for offside although Verschaeren himself thinks it was not offside. Read more »


Mazzu: "It's special"


Finally, again European football in the Lotto Park, no qualifiers but a real group stage. RSC Anderlecht is relieved and excited at the same time, but it is also a special moment for coach Felice Mazzu. Read more »

Arnstad: "See myself more as a number eight"


Next to the coach, the birthday boy Kristian Arnstad was allowed to take a seat, who was immediately asked by his coach where the birthday cake was. The birthday boy himself didn't have to think long about the ideal birthday present: "Winning and a place in the team". Read more »


"Sadiki should have been given red"

The Professional Refereeing Department believes Noah Sadiki should have been shown a red card against OH Leuven. In the closing stages of the game, the youngster came too late and hit the shin of Mathieu Maertens. "A red card for serious foul play would have been better than yellow," it now sounds like. Read more »

Vertongen: "I am not a savior"


RSC Anderlecht didn't get further than a draw against Oud-Heverlee Leuven yesterday. After ten minutes in the second half, new recruit Jan Vertonghen was allowed to come on as a substitute, which was also his debut in the purple and white shirt at the Lotto Park. Read more »

Hoedt: "Needed someone like Vertonghen"


Wesley Hoedt had to swallow some criticism in the past week and therefore came to the kick-off yesterday afternoon motivated. "People say and write a lot of things, but nobody knows that I played two matches with a calf muscle that was five centimeters longer than the other," said the Dutchman after the match against OH Leuven. Read more »

"Glad to be back after some difficult weeks"

Due to the stomach flu of some of the title holders, Anouar Ait El Hadj got a starting place once again. The youngster from Brussels went all out and did not disappoint. "I will give everything for the club I have loved since childhood," he said afterwards. " Read more »


Official: Vertonghen is 'back in Belgium'

Official: Vertonghen is 'back in Belgium'

The long-awaited news is here: Jan Vertonghen has signed a two-year contract with Anderlecht. The Belgian record international (139 international matches) will receive shirt number 14. "In the past there were already contacts, but suddenly all the pieces of the puzzle fell together," Vertonghen said in a first reaction. Read more »


Mazzu: "Gomez will play with U23 first "


That Sergio Gomez will not be there against Paide has nothing to do with a possible transfer to Manchester City, according to Felice Mazzu. "He is not yet fully fit," Mazzu explains the non-selection. Besides, the coach wants to bring Gomez cautiously. "Possibly he will first play a few matches with the U23 to gain rhythm." Read more »