Jan Vertonghen will play against KAA Gent on Sunday without many accidents. The defender trained with the group on Friday and experienced no problems. If the test on Saturday also goes well, he will be at the kick-off.
Vertonghen received the green light from the medical staff. “There is no serious damage,” Brian Riemer explained. “Whether he will also play with the Red Devils? We have been in contact with the national coach about this. But there is also what Jan himself wants. And he always wants to be involved. We may have to make decisions, but we will first see what happens on Sunday.” go.”
It remains a long-term problem that Anderlecht does not have an extra central defender. “That’s true. We have tried, but it remains a difficult position to recruit. As a defender, when you see that you have Vertonghen and Debast in front of you, you already think twice. But we will try to solve that in January.”
Benito at the core? Verschaeren all the way back
Francis Amuzu will be out for a while with pubalgia. “We have finally found the root of the problem. We don’t really have a replacement for Francis either. He has a unique profile that you don’t find every day. We can compensate for his speed by calling up Benito or Nilson Angulo.”
And Yari Verschaeren is back. “He will play a practice match against Zulte Waregem on Thursday. That is the last step. He is ready: he tackles, he sprints… The medical team wants to protect him a bit, but I want him back as soon as possible.”