Vincent Kompany’s Anderlecht nightmare continues as former Man City captain locks flops in changing room after latest defeat
Sept. 18, 2019
Vincent Kompany was so angry with his Anderlecht players he locked them in the dressing room for an hour after they lost 2-1 to Antwerp.
After being appointed player-manager in the summer, the Manchester City legend has overseen the Belgian club’s worst start to a league season in 92 years.
Anderlecht have won just one of their seven league matches this term, and were humbled 2-1 at home by Antwerp on Sunday.
Kompany is understood to have reacted furiously to the latest setback, keeping his squad inside the changing room for an hour according to local reports and making it clear their performances are not good enough.
Anderlecht are one of Belgium’s most successful clubs but are currently languishing 13th in the league, just three points above the relegation zone.
Kompany gave up managerial duties on a matchday shortly into the season to focus on playing and captaining the side but has been sidelined with a hamstring injury which caused him to miss out on his own Man City testimonial.
Despite his nightmare start to management, he remains confident he will turn things around.
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“We don’t believe the hype, we don’t believe the drama,” Kompany wrote on his Instragram. “We believe in the process.
“We continuously produce good football, with a very (!) young but talented squad. However, no results, so no excuses. Now there’s nothing else to do but work even harder.
“A win will follow. More motivated than ever, to help this team and beautiful club achieve, whilst never compromising our values.”
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