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We need to win - Jan on Anderlecht

Posted on 5 November 2015  - 15:55

Jan Vertonghen believes the players will respond to the ‘must-win’ feel to tonight’s Europa League clash against Anderlecht.

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It’s tight in Group J ahead of Matchday Four with Monaco top on five points, Anderlecht and ourselves level on four and Qarabag n three.

So it’s all to play for as Anderlecht arrive at the Lane this evening (Thursday, November 5) just a fortnight after beating us in Brussels – a loss that hurt, not least Jan and his fellow Belgians Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembele.


“We shouldn’t have lost that game, we played our best 20 minutes of the season there at the start of the game,” said Jan. “This is different. It’s a home game and Europa League nights are always great at the Lane.

“Anderlecht are a great team, as I said before. I know them well, almost all their players.

“They are in great form and they will try to win here as well so we have to be prepared and we can’t think too much ahead, especially to Sunday.

“We need to win now. It’s always better when we have to win and that’s what needs to happen on Thursday night.”