Everton winger Henry Onyekuru has been named Belgium's 'Promise of the Year'.
"Sorry I'm not there tonight. I want to thank everyone for bringing me where I am. My family too. In addition, I also owe much to the Aspire Academy and Eupen. They gave me the opportunity to grow," he said.
"And Anderlecht obviously cannot be forgotten. I hope to see you back on the field soon. I miss you."
He added: "I worked hard last season, with results. Apparently that is also noticed by others. Because of my injury, I'm going through a difficult period now, but this prize means a boost for me in my rehabilitation. It is proof that if you work hard, you achieve your goals."