RSC Anderlecht continues to run smoothly at the top of the Jupiler Pro League rankings. The record champion was able to outpace certain competitors last weekend by taking all the loot on the Cercle Brugge field. And several summer signings played a role in this.
Exactly a year ago, RSCA was still in the midst of yet another sporting crisis. Felice Mazzu had just been dismissed as head coach and while waiting for a successor, Robin Veldman had to save what could be saved. But currently the world looks completely different in the Lotto Park.
Anderlecht finally seems to be competing for the main prizes again. With 27 out of 39, the record champion is in a close second place and the level of play is clearly moving in the right direction. This is not least due to the summer injection of quality.
Direct hit Thorgan Hazard
Sporting boss Jesper Fredberg made every effort during the past mercato, and coach Brian Riemer is now reaping the benefits. Kasper Dolberg, for example, has already scored six league matches in a row. The experienced forces in midfield are doing their job and Thorgan Hazard is also coming into his own.
The former Golden Boot was taken away from Borussia Dortmund just before the transfer deadline, where he was sidelined. That move appears to be a home run. After a short break-in period, Hazard is increasingly becoming the absolute trendsetter at RSCA.
In terms of returns, there remains room for improvement. For example, he is still waiting for his first goal in purple-white employment. But in the field game, Hazard is gradually becoming the patron of the Lotto Park. Something that national coach Domenico Tedesco undoubtedly also noticed.
So far, Roberto Martinez’s successor has not yet called on Hazard. But according to analyst René Vandereycken, this could change quickly. “If he continues like this, he will certainly be back in the picture for the Red Devils,” Vandereycken is certain. The newspapaer.
The chance that Thorgan will be allowed to join the national team later this month seems small for the time being, but in the run-up to the European Championship there will be only opportunities to make his return. Until then, he will have to continue to confirm with his new club.