At the end, or almost, of an incredibly contrasted year, where he saw all the colors, Mehdi Carcela could live, in three days, very strong emotions. With a first tenure expected for seven months this Thursday against Beerschot in the round of 16 of the Belgian Cup and, in the wake, a 300th official match in the jersey of Standard, Sunday in the Walloon clash against Charleroi.
“Today, Mehdi is physically capable of holding a match and doing the races it takes,” explains Luka Elsner, who brought the former Moroccan international out of the limelight as soon as he took office. almost two months. “He has regained his tempo. In the last thirty meters, he has this unpredictability which can be beneficial to us, especially in matches where Selim Amallah is not there. “