Hendrik Van Crombrugge was the patron of Anderlecht’s dressing room at the start of the season. But he had to share that honor with great personalities such as Jan Vertonghen and Wesley Hoedt. However, the latter had to be scrapped and not much good was written about it.
Hoedt may have been a real leader, but he sometimes didn’t express himself too well towards youth players. The Dutch defender did not have a very good season and clashed with Robin Veldman when he took over ad interim.
However, Van Crombrugge took on his defense. “Look, Hoedt has been put through a lot and was the scapegoat of the media and fans. He was rightly criticized for not playing a good season, but that was the case for everyone. For me too,” the goalkeeper told Radio Radzinski.
“Wesley is not the type of player who improves a boy like Debast, as Vertonghen does. Together with Magallan he formed a good duo, because Magallan did not need that coaching either. After all, Wesley is a good defender and he was also imputed as not to be professional. But I tell you this: Wesley is in the top three players I played with, including Red Devils, in terms of professionalism.”