Why can't Vincent Kompany stay healthy?

Peter Zulj at RSC Anderlecht: "Then offers will come"

Peter Zulj has established himself in the midfield of RSC Anderlecht. The 26-year-old explained in an interview how Vincent Kompany made him stronger and leaves an exit from the Belgian league open.

In January 2019, Zulj left the SK Sturm for Anderlecht as the reigning best player in the Austrian Bundesliga. He quickly got a regular place in eighth position and even took over the captain's armband for a short time, but in the course of spring he was retired in the playoff.

In the current season he came to 22 league appearances, he put on four goals, he did not score any himself. "Because of a broken nose and minor injuries, I had difficulties in the fall, and I wasn't that good mentally either," said Zuljden OÖN. "The current coach Franky Vercauteren initially had a different image of me, but I was able to convince him of my abilities."

Peter Zulj on Vincent Kompany: "Relentless"

In just over a year, Anderlecht used six coaches, including club legend Vincent Kompany, who briefly acted as player-coach. "Vincent is a determined person who relentlessly says things that are good or bad to your face," explained Zulj.

And further: "In Belgium they play faster than in Austria. I had problems with that at the beginning. That's why he kept saying: 'Peter, you have to get faster.' In addition, I now act more defensively than at Sturm Graz. I've learned a lot, I've improved especially with ball contacts. I play faster - and better. "

Zulj: League termination? "Don't think we're still playing"

The Belgian league was canceled at the beginning of April, Club Brugge was crowned champions ahead of time. However, UEFA did not like the quick shot, and threatened the Belgian Football Association with expulsion from the European competitions.

"Of course we would have liked to continue playing. There would have been one more round to play and then it would have been decided who is in the play-offs," said Zulj. "I don't think we'll play again, though." The Belgian government banned all sporting events until the end of July on Wednesday.

What happens next for the ten-time ÖFB team player? "Now it is important that everyone stays healthy. If I keep playing like this, offers will come. Anderlecht are an ideal springboard and I will use that." Most recently there should have been offers from Germany.

RSC Anderlecht: coach since Peter Zulj's transfer

On January 16, 2019, Peter Zulj's transfer became official. Since then there have been six different trainers:

07.01.2019 - 15.04.2019Fred RüttenNetherlands
16.04.2019 - 30.06.2019Karim BelhocineFrance
01.07.2019 - 02.10.2019Simon DaviesWales
03.10.2019 - 06.10.2019Jonas De Roeck (interim trainer)Belgium
07.10.2019 - 30.06.2022Frank VercauterenBelgium
01.07.2019 -Vincent Kompany (player-coach)Belgium