A year ago, won Sven Kums with AA Gent the Golden Shoe. The strategist of Udinese is Sven not yet, but the controlling midfielder has a new role already a rise to the Italian middenmoter. Sport/Voetbalmagazine looked him up.
Sven Kums on…
… his move to Udinese:
“I was sitting with Brian Vandenbussche in the room for our Europe Leaguewedstrijd with Ghent in Skopje, a week before the close of the zomermercato, where we have our return against Shkëndija had to finish. According to my broker, Mogi Bayat was there in a big hurry. As soon as possible, there had to be someone to Udine to visit. Mogi arranged that my wife and her mother came here for a visit to the city and the stadium. Caroline called me afterwards and responded in raptures. I spoke here with no one from the board nor coach Giuseppe Iachini. I got Caroline a mass of photos and videos. For her, it was a topinfrastructuur and a beautiful city. Directly I then gave, on gut instinct probably, my agreement to Mogi. My career is overflowing, you will notice that there is yet a more adventurous side to this.’
… his statistics:
“I tackle the most in the Serie A. on Average, more than three times per competitieduel. I thought to 3.8. Fool hey. (grins) It is perhaps an indication of the typical characteristic of the Italian football. I may the free kicks for my account, but I would like to get some more decisive with goals and assists.’
… Hein Vanhaezebrouck:
‘A top trainer. When I see with what passion he will do anything to earn that admiration. Even the new oefencomplex signed Hein. For AA Gent is everything – from the left, technical staff and directors to the stadium, to the staff and a loyal membership – to the club to build up a permanent Belgian football club. Most important thing for them now is to play off 1. I am confident that they are going to compete for the prizes. The loss of Hein would be for AA Gent have a downside. But you can’t blame him that he also wants something else. Once you have tasted the Champions League, you think of more. ‘
Read the full interview in Sport/Voetbalmagazine of Wednesday, 25 January, or in our Plus-zone.