Kemar Roofe, who left Leeds United in the summer window, has given a long interview to Belgian outlet DH this week.
The 26-year-old signed for Anderlecht in a €6m move from the Whites last summer, and of course, his transfer has been the main subject for this chat.
But Roofe’s time at Elland Road hasn’t been forgotten. He’s spoken a little about his period at the club, first recalling a game where the two clubs have faced each other at the start of the century.
“Of course I know that Anderlecht lost 2-1 in the Champions League in 2001,” Roofe told DH. “I wasn’t in the stands as a kid, but in the catacombs of Elland Road, we find memories of the most great European matches in history. I knew Anderlecht before signing.”
Regarding his last seasons at Leeds, Roofe insists, as he has before, he’s very happy to have played for Marcelo Bielsa, making some funny associations to describe how it feels to work with the manager.
“At Leeds, I worked under the orders of Marcelo Bielsa. I’m delighted to have known a coach like him in my career. For him, football is like mathematics. It sounds complicated, but by repeating the details, it becomes a habit. Like when you learn to drive a car.”
Roofe joined Leeds in a €3.5m deal from Oxford United in 2016. In his three years at Elland Road, he had a record of 33 goals and 14 assists in 122 appearances for the club.