Marco Kana was loaned out by Anderlecht to become stronger. And that is exactly what trainer Glen De Boeck is doing with him. The 21-year-old midfielder now has to play as a left defender.
De Boeck plays with a three-man defense and Kana has become the left pawn. Because of his footballing qualities, he is also counted on to get the attack going. “It is indeed the first time I have played there,” Kana laughs, a sign that it does not bother him much.
“The coach is helping me with that. He knows I’m a midfielder, but I’m ready to do this. It will make me a better player and help the team. I’m lower, but I’m trying to adapt. For me it is important to play well and a lot. The coach also explained that to me,” said Kana.
At Anderlecht it was not easy to play once and then not play for months
Because the intention is still to return to Anderlecht, or to take another step higher. “I knew that this would be an important season for me. I have to learn to digest a succession of matches. At Anderlecht it was not easy to play once and then not play for months.”
Which may also have been the reason for his many minor injuries. “By playing a lot you not only get better, but also fitter. I was still young at Anderlecht and you play with men. I couldn’t play week in, week out. That’s difficult.”
He must help keep Kortrijk in 1A, but believes that the West Flemish have enough qualities for that. “We can still take a lot of steps. The focus now is on the defensive block, but we have so many good players. We can still make a lot of progress with the ball.”