Season 2020-2021 kicked off
Transfers in & out:
Yusuf seems a bit of a gamble the scouts were very enthusiastic about him but also pointed out the problems we might come across with work permits and having no other African player in the squad at this very moment.
I hope Yusuf will eventually blend into the team and will prove to be a success in the shirt of UTD.
One of the few Brazilian players my scouts found that isn’t a striker or attacking midfielder, I hope Marcos will turn out to be a great addition to our defensive midfield positions. At first Marcos might not get enough game time cause of the presence of Goretzka, Beasley and Croft who are all remarkable, but who knows what time might bring.
When my scouts told me they found the new Messi, I laughed at them, Messi is a player together with C. Ronaldo that stand above the rest, and this young lad of only 18 is supposed to be the new one. Well he sure is a remarkable player and is very skilled for his age, but it’s too soon to say he is the new Messi or Ronaldo, all I hope for is that he will prove his worth to the team.
Rayan El Amrani
And another Amrani joins the squad, while we had Ayoub el Amrani who left 2 years ago we now have Rayan, while they aren’t brothers they are related. Rayan will be joining the under 18 team and we hope he will enjoy his stay there before he gets transferred to the first team. Rayan already seems to be slightly better then Ayoub was at the same age.
Joseba looks like a player who finds the goal pretty easy, we hope he will develop his skills even further while spending his time in our -18 team. But with all the other class strikers around there is a change Joseba will get a chance to prove his skills on loan basis 1st.
Friendly matches and the 1st part of the Season!
And here we are again it’s almost December now and 6 months have passed since we last spoke with Randy Bierstekers who has a lot of stuff to talk about.
So Randy Last time we spoke you were planning to have a long vacation but if we look at the preparation you already were coaching again in June!
Yes I know, after the Shit performance with the Dutch team I wanted to get back into business with UTD. as soon as possible.
Any particular reason why you made that decision?
Yes, I wanted to get my mind away from the Dutch team, and there were a lot of transfers to be done, so instead of enjoying my vacation I made it a work vacation. Although my wife got a bit angry but she went on a trip with our friends so she still enjoyed her vacation after all
Talking about the transfers, why did you decide to let lopez go?
Well an offer of 53M is hard to resist and with Polverino and Rodriguez performing so well lopez wasn’t getting enough changes and I didn’t want him to waste his time and talent on the bench or somewhere on a couch. And with Niang and Ongenda I still have great backups available.
Powell and Ciel were different stories, Powell wanted to leave, and Ciel wasn’t part of my plans anymore since Romildo and Morubi were doing better and with Edgardo and Deumelandt as two very promising youngsters there wasn’t any space for him.
How do you think the preparation went for you guys?
Well we have no reason to complain I think, most games were won pretty easy and we even managed to beat Porto, Nice and Valencia so I’m happy enough.
The Community Shield was won again!
Yes indeed but it was harder than before Liverpool put up a very good game, and we had to rely on the penalties to grab the win eventually. It’s not something I’m happy with but better to win it eventually than to lose the game in regular time.
And the Super cup?
Well we won against Porto with 2-0 during the Man Cup and we won again with 2-0 against them during the super cup, so that was very nice.
So far both the CL and Pl are going well again, what are your expectations?
Well I hope to do even better than last year, so we hope to get even more PL points and more goals than last season and in the CL we hope to get to the final again and eventually win it.
You also brought in some new staff members what was the reason for it?
Well Mike wanted to quit at the end of this season, and some coaches weren’t always on the same line as me, and we had some open spots, so I asked some of the best people to strengthen our forces.
Thank You Randy, and the best of luck for the remainder of the Season 2020-2021