Anderson Esiti was once again rated among the top performers for Belgian side Gent in their 5-2 win over Zulte-Waregem in the Europa/Champions League play-offs in Belgium.
Esiti was handed a start on his return from injury and the 24 year old didn’t disappoint as he put in a strong performance to help his side pick up the win which guarantees them a spot in next season Europa League.
However, the hard tackling midfielder is already setting his sight on the bigger price, which is qualification for the qualifying rounds of the UEFA Champions League, and a victory against Club Brugge on Sunday will take them close to his target.
” I have played in the Europa League but I heard from others that the Champions League is something else. My goal is to play at the highest possible level. Until now it is the Europa League, but if I get the chance to play in the Champions League I won’t say no to it”, Esiti said.
He rounded up by praising the supporters of the team for their support, especially when he heard them sing out his name in praise during the course of the game against Zulte-Waregem.
” They (fans) are the ones who have supported me from day one. It does sound incredible to hear them chant my name. I appreciate it mightily. They are not just there for us in bad days, they are also with us in good days. I’m grateful for that. I’m glad we could give them a nice win in our last home game”.