Matz Sels didn’t get off to the best of starts with new club Anderlecht.
Heading back to Belgium on loan for a year, the Newcastle goalkeeper became the best paid player in the history of the Belgian league when agreeing to sign for the champions.
Still a regular in the national squad despite being dropped by Rafa from first the team and then the matchday squad once Rob Elliot was fit, obviously Anderlecht haven’t brought him in to be anything other than number one this season.
However, only seconds into the friendly debut against Red Bull Salzburg, Matz Sels made a shocking error, totally missing the ball (watch below) as he attempted to clear.
That set the tone for the game as Anderlecht were smashed 4-1 but I will leave it to you to decide whether Sels could have done any better with the other three goals.
These warm up matches are essential as the Belgian league kicks off again in only 19 days time (28 July), Anderlecht visit Antwerp.
Before that though, Matz Sels could pick up his first silverware of the season as on the 22 July it is the Super Cup in Belgium, the equivalent of the Charity (now called Community) Shield in England.
League champions Anderlecht take on Cup winners Zulte-Waregem in 13 days time.
In the meantime, enjoy this classic from Matz Sels below –