The Belgian championship is not a discovery for Stipe Perica, since he evolved in Mouscron, three seasons ago. Standard is also a good memory for the 27-year-old Croatian striker, since he scored two goals against the Rouches, at Le Canonnier, on December 8, 2019.
A little less than three years later, and after spells at Watford then at Maccabi Tel-Aviv, the former international hopeful (12 caps, 8 goals) therefore returns to Belgium. “When the opportunity to come to Standard presented itself, I immediately accepted”, he explains, without wanting to go into too much detail about a departure from Maccabi considered stormy – he forced his departure from Israel.
“Apart from the last few seasons, Standard are known to be one of the big clubs in the country. I want to contribute something, and show that I can score goals.” Perica, above all, wants to settle permanently, since he will discover his ninth club, since the beginning of his career, in Zadar, ten years ago. “I’m looking for stability,” he says, brushing aside the question of possible physical fragility in the knee. “Everything is fine, I played almost 50 games (46) last season. If I had a problem, we would have seen it.”