Club Brugge last Thursday, let you know that defender Laurent Lemoine, the club finally leaves. Lemoine pulls to KV Mechelen where he has a contract signed until June 2021. “I feel ready for this step”, let the Belgian-Brazilian defender record with his performance in the AFAS Stadium.
The 20-year-old Lemoine was for many years a sterkhouder in the city of Bruges, our next opponent, but to break into the first team didn’t work out for the Henegouwer. Blue-black lent him this season at 1B-club Roeselare, where he and seventeen performances came.
Next season he will come again in the Proximus League, but in the degraded KV Mechelen. “When KV Mechelen called, I could not refuse,” said Lemoine on the website of Malinwa. “The offer, the project, the new stadium, the great fans … Even though it will be for me again in a year in 1B. The game in 1B is less technical than in 1A, it is much fysieker. And mentally, you must each match the top. You play often against the same opponents and that is not to be underestimated. Every game again you have to have a different approach, even though it is against the same team.”
“The ambition for next season is clear”, he continued Lemoine. “Champion to play and return to 1A. KV Mechelen is a club that is always up to the better clubs in 1A should include. Itself I want to be in the top division play. At the end of last season at Roeselare, I already had the feeling that I was ready for that next step.”