Aime Anthuenis: "Fabio Silva would not have been in the team during my period at Anderlecht"

Anderlecht is looking. The big win against KV Kortrijk has certainly not dispelled all doubts. Felice Mazzu said after the defeat at Westerlo that his selection has sufficient quality, but Aimé Anthuenis sees a problem in that area.

“Tell me who’s so good? I think it’s too little,” said the man who guided Anderlecht to two league titles between 1999 and 2002 and was responsible for Anderlecht’s best campaign ever in the Champions League.

“I can’t compare with the Anderlecht that I trained, but nobody from the current selection would have sat on the bench with me then. I mean that.”

“No, not Fabio Silva either. I’m not saying Silva is not a good footballer, but I had Jan Koller and Tomasz Radzinski. And on the bench also Yannis Anastasiou. That was also a really good player.”

“As a top club in Europe, who do you get from Anderlecht?

Under Vincent Kompany, Anderlecht finished third last season. Aimé Anthuenis doesn’t see Felice Mazzu doing better this year.

“The same scenario plays out. Last year third was the highest achievable. Vincent Kompany couldn’t do better with his player material in my opinion.”

“The press writes about the quality present, but I think the press exaggerates. Last season I saw Anderlecht concede against goals in the initial phase. Concentration is also part of quality.”

“Anderlecht has the great advantage that there are always young talents from Neerpede. Now they have Julien Duranville. Zeno Debast too, but the media must be careful not to praise those talents too much.”

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Source: Sporza

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