Beerschot coach Hernan Losada did not hide his ambition during his visit to Extra Time’s studio. He hopes to get his club to the top 4 by the end of the season. “But that won’t be easy.”
Beerschot is also in 2nd place after 13 match days, barely one point behind leader Club Brugge. The PhD student conquers football hearts with offensive football, or in the words of coach Hernan Losada: “modern football”.
Losada also recognizes his playing style at KV Oostende, for him “one of the revelations of the season”. “A lot of vertical football, a lot of presence in the penalty area. I recognize myself in the identity of Ostend.”
“But we have now also worked hard to create a better organization at Beerschot. We were criticized for conceding too many goals, so we want to show that we can also play in block. But I don’t want to defend anymore, at the expense of opportunities.”
Whether I would choose Antwerp? No, Beerschot is in my heart.
The great performances also make Losada dream. “Play-off I is certainly in our heads at Beerschot. But it will not be easy: if you lose twice, you will suddenly be in 8th place. We will do everything we can. I am very ambitious.”
So ambitious that he’s already looking to take it one step further? “Let me get some experience first”, Losada tempered expectations. “Beerschot is the ideal club to take steps and it is also ambitious. Whether I would choose Antwerp? No, Beerschot is in my heart.”