Without a club since the end of his contract with Ostend, the midfielder left his bags in Romania on Craiova’s side.
Free from any contract since the end of his adventure in Ostend, François Marquet joined FC Universitatea Craiova this summer. A second adventure abroad for the midfielder who played in the Netherlands for PSV Eindhoven in 2015. “Romania is a great country and my adaptation is going well. I was pleasantly surprised because the infrastructure of the club are very good. In addition, a new training center will soon be created. The group is really very nice and a lot of French-speaking and foreign players are part of it, which is easier to take its marks “, we says the 26-year-old.
After three years with the Cotiers, the player trained at Standard de Liège went without a club for several weeks. “Despite a reduced playing time, I only remember the positive of my time at KVO. Good years and good meetings. Nevertheless, I would have liked to play more, but that’s how it is”, explains the former player of Waasland-Beveren. “I expected more requests this summer from Belgian clubs. Rather than wait, I responded favorably to Craiova’s offer, which had already come knocking on the door last May. club really wanted me and trusted me. In addition, I felt that I needed to change and renew myself, and therefore to leave Belgium. A life experience that will make me grow. In addition, our coach is a certain Adrian Mutu, a legend of Romanian football who has a lot to teach us “, adds the native of Theux.
In Liga 1, he wants to regain what he had lost a little in Jupiler Pro League. “I needed to play and rediscover the pleasure and this competitiveness. The preparation during the week is totally different when you are a starter or a substitute. I am finding my feelings again and I am eager to progress in this championship where the atmosphere n “There is nothing to envy that which reigns in Belgium. The fervor of our supporters resembles that of the Standard fans, an atmosphere of fire,” concluded François Marquet.