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Anderlecht coach: Trezeguet is developing well away from the spotlight

Posted on December 1, 2016
Trezeguet Royal Excel Mouscron Anderlecht

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Coach Jean-François Lenvain spoke to French magazine 2022 regarding the development of .

Trezeguet was loaned to Belgian Pro League side Royal Excel Mouscron in the summer transfer window, following a lack of first team game action at RSC Anderlecht.

Mouscron were thrashed by Anderlecht 7-0 in the previous league match and Anderlecht coach Lenvain talked about Trezeguet saying that regardless of his move away, “he still works with him as if he were still at Anderlecht.”

Lenvain added that “[Trezeguet] is extremely popular in , but this is not the case in Belgium and yet the guy is extremely humble. He accepts things that aren’t yet easy to live with.” 

The Anderlecht coach reassured the midfielder saying: “he chose to move from the light to the shadow and I must prove to him that the club believes in him, it’s important.”

In another interview, Mouscron Sporting Director Yuri Selak also declared that Trezeguet’s move has been a “win-win for three parties.

“I saw him several times last season with the U21s and Anderlecht saw that he had something special and we could have him on loan on terms that do not exceed our budget.

“He finds at [Mouscron] playing time that he didn’t have at Anderlecht, and this club obviously has an interest in whoever makes his mark in Belgium. In short, everyone wins.”

Selak finished by commenting on Trezeguet’s adaption to his environment: “When he arrived, he barely spoke English and no French; today, he is doing well in English and has started to speak French.”

Trezeguet has enjoyed a strong string of performances this season which has prompted questions regarding his future.  This interview comes after Trezeguet stated that he wishes to return to Anderlecht after the loan expires at the end of the season.


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