Mehdi Carcela made on the last day of a remarkable return to Standard. Carcela is until the end of the season, loaned by the Spanish resembled Granada (with purchase option), that earned him the first half of the season leased to Olympiakos. For the Belgian and a Moroccan, it is already his second return to Sclessin. The jeugdproduct of the Rouches earlier played for Standard between 2008 and 2011, and between 2013 and 2015.
“I had three weeks of an agreement with Standard put Carcela, who last Saturday on the field of Lokeren (0-3) though if raids and immediately an assist, gave sharply from the shore. “The problem was, however, when Granada and Olympiakos. The trainer of Olympiakos wanted to keep me, but I wanted to way. There is in Greece at two times me broken and furthermore, the championship, I do not. The time being this is only a rental at Standard, and you never know how it goes in football, but I am planning in Liège. I am not only come back to games for the world cup. Liège is also my home. I don’t have to adapt, not the club and not to the Jupiler Pro League.”
Since his previous departure from Liège, in the summer of 2015, followed passages from Benfica and Granada. This season, he was at the battle of Olympiakos. But in none of those three clubs could the winger is in order to an undisputed basisspeler. “I have more experience in different countries”, judged Carcela itself. “But my grades are unchanged. I can be both on the right as the central play. The most important thing is that I team can help. I think that should work. I know the house. Standard is currently not in place. That you saw in the last matches against Anderlecht and Club Brugge.”
“I am not come for play-off II”, he continued Carcela. “I want to show in the top. So can I also use the Moroccan coach better convince to take me to the world cup. He had already told he me follows. It is a dream to the world, but first the performance on the field.”
Also the Cup of Belgium, there is still an objective for Carcela, in 2011, the cup final of the Rouches had to miss due to an injury. Standard defends Wednesday at Club Brugge in a 4-1 victory from the heenwedstrijd. “We should be in Bruges, starting with the thought that the 0-0 state. I myself am not quite fit. I will not start, but maybe I can pitch.”