Dieumerci Mbokani initialed a new contract for a season with Antwerp on Friday. On Sunday, he joined the rest of the group on an internship at Harsewinkel (Netherlands). On Monday, in a video published by Antwerp, the center-center expressed satisfaction with its new contract.
“I am very happy to extend again,” said the Congolese striker. “I already know the team very well, I have been here for two years. For me, it was important to stay in Belgium because I know the championship very well. I am very good with the team, everyone “Everyone knows me. I’m very happy to stay. Antwerp is like my family.”
Mbokani says he is “very happy” to find his teammates. “It is nice to see the friends you played with last year.”
The top scorer in the last championship discovered a new coach, Ivan Leko, the successor to Laszlo Bölöni. “He is a good coach. Tactically, he is strong. In addition, he speaks well with the players. We both spoke, I think he is a very good person.”
Regarding his ambitions for the new season, Mbokani explained: “My goal is always to win and to score goals. It is too early to speak now. We will first see with the Cup. My goal is to win it. Then we’ll see from the first day. “
The Antwerp and Club Brugge will compete in the Belgian Cup final on August 1 at the Roi Baudouin stadium. The new Jupiler Pro League season will begin a week later.