AnderlechtAnderlecht is under a lot of pressure. Vincent Kompany will return from Charleroi tomorrow with three points to create space to breathe again. So far, pressure does nothing for him. He’s “not a November man,” says Kompany.
It was a special week in Anderlecht. Earlier this week, a group discussion took place between players Vincent Kompany, Water Vandenhout and Peter Verbeke. “This was definitely not the first conversation like this, you know. The first time it was leaked,” Kompany smiled at his press conference. In that conversation, confidence in the coach was confirmed. But this support is not unconditional. It exists because I work hard and deal with problems objectively. If you look at the bigger picture, you’ll know that moments like these are part of it. Anderlecht returned to the Peloton in terms of financial strength, and elbow strikes were already distributed there. In addition, Anderlecht is a club that brings a lot of emotions. It’s important that we can break away from that.”
Kompany is not worried about the extra pressure – or even his last chance – tomorrow in Charleroi. “There is constant pressure at the RSCA and that’s a privilege. If you can’t handle that, you’re not in the right place here. This applies to every position at this club. I’m not at all interested in my Egypt, but in my work. Anderlecht need people who want to contribute to “He sent the club. So I’m just a part of a bigger whole.”
However, Kompany sees the current situation as the common denominator throughout his playing and coaching career. “I am not a November man,” he said abruptly. In November, we have the same discussions every year. Also as a player I was written off a lot in November due to injuries to journalists. My fellow players came to me in the weight room to ask what I’m going to decide, etc. But at the end of the season, the same people came to congratulate me on winning the title and/or the cup (laughs). Last year we were in the same situation with Anderlecht around November. In the end we got third place in the regular competition.”
Although there is a noticeable difference in those twelve months. Where in the beginning of his coaching career, the Purple & White main team was filled with young players, but now they play much less. Not according to the company. “For every position we have at least one young player as a competitor. The recipe for Doku or Sambi Lokonga was no different from that of Verschaeren, Ait El Hadj or Amuzu today. They also sat on the bench for a while or played matches with U21. Our boys will pass. I feel strong because The work we put into them.”
But the first results must be achieved, tomorrow in Mamburg. The group has responded strongly this week. The most important reaction has to come on the pitch now.”
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