Saturday 1 October 2022 23:30

Jorne Spileers: “Every Academy player dreams about this"

Surprise in the starting eleven of Club: due to injuries of Mata, Boyata and Sylla, Jorne Spileers started from kickoff. In this way, the 17-year-old central defender played his first minutes for the first team and he played a strong match.

“I am a little bit shocked", were the first words of the very young defender. "I never thought to start from kickoff for the first time today. If you then hear and see our twelfth man, yes, that is of course something else than playing a match with Club NXT. I was a bit stressed when the game started because I knew: wauw, this a higher level in front of a lot of fans. I am incredibly happy and I had a wonderful day. When the coach told me I was not allowed to join Club NXT to Virton, I knew I would play today. You then start preparing yourself to play against KV Mechelen. Yesterday on the pre-match, I knew I would start from kickoff. From that moment onwards, I focused completely on tonight's match. I slept very well tonight. Normally that might be different but I knew this was a reward. Every Academy player dreams about this. I have been playing in the Youth Academy of the Blues for ten years now. I am very satisfied I can experience this. Personally, all in all, I think I did well despite the pressure. Things can always be better but no one can take this away from me. I can only continue doing my best and I will then see how many more minutes I will get to play with the first team.” (FDC)

Jorne Spileers
Jorne Spileers

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