Many fans and spectators of Sporting Anderlecht are thinking why Sambi Lokonga is not receiving his chance at Anderlecht from his excellent debut against the Standard last season. "Just look at the players in my position to understand, they are experienced players, so I was in the bank or in the stands," said Mpoku's brother after his good game in Waasland-Beveren.
The same story next to Vanhaezebrouck. "We have a plan with him, but he has to know that there is competition in his position with Kums, Trebel and Makarenko, and he must know that we have a goal for him."
"Yes, it's true, he told me he had a plan," admits Lokonga. "He guides me, gives me many tips". Karim (Belhocine ed.) It also helps me to work on my faults, sometimes the coach tells me: If you can erase this, if you have it, it will be much better. And that's what I try to do. "
If he played in Waasland, he began to prepare. "Today I can say that I grew up, I corrected my faults," he says with a smile.
That's the goal, Vanhaezebrouck's plan: "We are preparing Sambi for Anderlecht to become the starter, have the qualities for it, he has become stronger in the duels. Players are not fit, you will have more chances."
In fact, taking into account the complicated state of Adrien Trebel and the injury of Sven Kums, Sambi could receive his chance in weeks and even in the coming days. "Yes, it's a great opportunity for me, I'm ready, but the coach has many options," concludes the girl of 19.