"A healthy competition is good for the team"

Hannes Delcroix is not yet available for the game against Zulte Waregem, Marco Kana is also missing in the selection with a minor injury. "Kristoffer Olsson did train with the full group again towards the end of the week, so we are recuperating him.” Wesley Hoedt also returns from suspension. 

The game against Zulte Waregem will be a special one for Yari Verschaeren. It is his 100th game for the first team. "Everything evolved very quickly for Yari. He had an immediate impact from his debut and was instantly acknowledged as one of the biggest talents. Like most young players, he has also had a slightly more difficult period, mainly due to injuries. But today, Yari is comfortably reaching a high level. That is typical of the transition from a youth talent to a full-fledged professional footballer. If he can continue in that direction, Yari will undoubtedly have a great career ahead of him", said Kompany. 

The coach was also asked about the good performance of Majeed Ashimeru, who replaced Olsson (illness) in the last game against Eupen. "I will continue to insist on the collective. There is enough competition in this team, on every position, but it is a healthy competition. The goal is not for anyone to fail in favour of another player, the goal is to get everyone to his best level." 

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