After his loan to Aston Villa was cut short ahead of the January transfer window, Yannick Bolasie needed to find himself a new club for the second half of the season.
Not included in Marco Silva’s plans, the former Crystal Palace star had to wait until the very last minute to seal a move elsewhere, ending up at Anderlecht in Belgium.
A bit out of match fitness and still adapting to his new club, the DR Congo international started on the bench for the Jupiler Pro League side against Standard Liège, coming on in the 73rd minute in a 2-1 loss.
After the game, the Everton loanee had a chat with DH, who asked him about his first experience in Belgian football.
He said: “I’m impatient to play in other games. I got to see with my own eyes what it’s like. The style is different fro England. It’s more technical. There’s a lot of talent, especially the youngsters.
“They play less one touch than in the Premier League. I’m more used to playing with long balls and stretching the game.”
Hoping to be a starter next time, Bolasie understands why he was left on the bench this time around, aware that even his qualities don’t guarantee him a regular place in Belgium.
It will be interesting to see how he does, as Anderlecht are currently struggling, at least by their standards, in the Jupiter Pro League, currently 7th, 16 points behind leaders KRC Genk.