What Vincent said to Percy Tau
RSC Anderlecht have released a video of player-manager and former Manchester City defensive legend Vincent Kompany welcoming new loan signing Percy Tau to the club.
The 26-year-old Bafana Bafana forward concluded his loan agreement for the 2020/2021 season to Anderlecht from English Premier League outfit Brighton & Hove Albion on Wednesday‚ after spending last season at Belgian Jupiler Pro League champions Club Brugge.
Kompany told Tau it was Anderlecht’s role to get the player to the Premier League with Brighton.
“Welcome‚ welcome‚ so happy to see you here. And I just want to say I hope this is going to be an amazing journey for you‚” Belgian national team legend Kompany tells Tau in the video on Anderlecht’s Twitter account.
“And you said you’re coming here for the next step‚ so we’re going to push you ‚ and to be the best player you can be.
“And I know that they’re looking back to you in the Premier League‚ so it’s our role bring you there.”
Tau was characteristically understated when asked by Kompany about his first experiences at Anderlecht.
“Ja‚ it was OK — I don’t complain much‚” he said. “I haven’t seen the whole office‚ the whole ground. But they’ve introduced me to everyone and I’m excited to be here.”
Kompany responded: “Bring a positive energy. Push our young players at the club to be better.”
He started brightly last season at Club Brugge‚ but faded as the season went on.
It was the Tau of the first part of the season Anderlecht will be hoping to coax back into action over the course of the full 2020/2021 campaign.
Kompany has been playermanager of Anderlecht‚ working with Belgian coaching legend Franky Vercauteren as his head coach.