Interim coach Karim Belhocine had five days to get his ideas across to the player base and everyone got back the confidence to win. The hoped-for impact after the departure of Hein Vanhaezebrouck, however, remained. Anderlecht lost on the field of Mouscron.
“We had, however, all well prepared”, said the French Algerian for the microphone of the Pro League. “But we took a quick two goals, and came up in a negative spiral, while Mouscron is one of his best matches of the season played. It becomes difficult, of course. In terms of mentality I saw a good reaction in the second half, but we members, still too much losing the ball. That is normal in a team that are in doubt. You can't change everything in less than one week's time. The evil is deeper, but football knows no pity.”
Belhocine until January the duties of coach, and later wants to Anderlecht extract with a great name as a new trainer. “I need time, but I haven't. But I am not the most important. We can have this situation by the end of december to reverse, so that the players with the best basis in January can start. If I have the players see it, it makes me pain. But I will be every day fighting for that last match of the year (Anderlecht will Thursday Waasland-Beveren, red) to win. Then I can leave - or perhaps not - with the good feeling that we are back on the right track. That earn the boys.”