Percy Tau has earned praise from Anderlecht head coach Vincent Kompany after scoring on his full debut for the Belgian giants.
After two impressive cameo displays against Sint-Truidense and Mouscron respectively, the 26-year-old was afforded his first start in the Jupiler Pro League by Kompany in their 2-2 draw over Oostende.
Tau rewarded Kompany's faith with an equalising goal in the second half and was a constant threat in attack until being substituted in the 85th minute.
The Manchester City legend said in the pre-match build-up that 'Tau is improving' but physically not '100 percent' to feature over a full 90 minutes but he was left impressed by direct running on Friday evening.
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"My players showed personality. Even though Ostende put the team under pressure, they continued to play football. I'm proud of that," Kompany said in the post-match press conference.
"We got behind due to small, individual mistakes. That can happen. Before the break, we couldn't make good use of the space. We were able to improve that later.
"There were really spaces, but we didn't use them properly before the break. We have adjusted that. Our game plan only started after the break. Tau was very dangerous on the ball, Doku passed his opponent time and time again.
"The last pass was a bit too sloppy, but that's part of our learning process."
The former Mamelodi Sundowns forward has now scored two goals in three games since joining the 34-time league champions from Brighton and Hove Albion on a season-long loan.