"We want to boost our aggressiveness"

FELICE MAZZU

After a short international break, RSCA will host Charleroi in a nearly sold-out Lotto Park.

Coach Felice Mazzù witnessed a motivated group at work in training this week. "I think it was good for some players to go to their national teams for a while and have a change of scenery. I have seen them coming back with smiles and in good physical condition, so that’s a good thing.”

However, not everyone is fully fit for Sunday's match. "Marco Kana is suffering from an inflammation, Adrien Trebel is still out and as for Francis Amuzu, I will not make a decision until Saturday. Benito Raman trained with the group during the international break. Amadou Diawara has been able to play with the national team of Guinea, so that is also positive. I want to pick the right moment to bring him back into the squad."

Zeno Debast's first games with the Belgian national team was also discussed at the press conference. "I think Zeno has done very well, simply. A lot has already been said and written about his first two games, and I don't necessarily agree with everything. As an 18-year-old, when you immediately play the full 90 minutes in your first two games for the national team, it is very logical that you still make mistakes. We are all very proud of him and I hope he just continues his performances with us and with the national team."

As for the game against Charleroi, the coach indicated that he wants to see an extra level of aggressiveness on the pitch. "The staff discusses a lot with the players on how to improve on that level and we work on it in training. We need to raise that aggressiveness and intensity in our games, I agree with our supporters who noticed that as well. We still need to take some steps as a group in that aspect.”

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