Maxime Lestienne, who after several foreign adventures again in Belgium has landed, was dindsdag presented at his new club Standard. “Standard was the best choice for me. I had, after all, need stability in my life, for my two children and my wife,” said the 26-year-old flankspeler.
Stability has Lestienne is not really known since he Club Brugge in 2014 upgraded to Al-Arabi. The Qatari club borrowed him successively to Genoa CFC and PSV, which Roebin Kazan him in 2016 overkocht. After a year and a half Russia tried Lestienne at Malaga, despite Lestiennes contribution relegated from La Liga.
With his contract of four years, hopes the Henegouwer, started at the now defunct Excelsior Mouscron, Standard then also finally to find peace in his life. “I have long thought about it, and I always came to the same: the Standard is the best choice. I have stability for my two children and my wife. At Standard, I hope the best of myself to be able to give back to my best level to grow”, according to Lestienne. “I know Standard. I know that this is a great club. Not in the least thanks to his supporters who have high expectations this season. We have everything in house to fill them out, but then there will be worked hard.”
Lestienne also had a word about his predecessor Edmilson Junior, who, like Lestienne, at the time, to Qatar left. “Junior has beautiful things done at Standard. I hope also to be able to succeed.”