“I needed change and to renew myself”


Without a club since the end of his contract with Ostend, the midfielder left his bags in Romania on Craiova’s side.

Marquet Francois

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Marquet Francois

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.

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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.


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