Leicester City had a busy summer bringing in new talent, one of which was standout Polish international Bartosz Kapustka.
One of the summer’s standout performers at the UEFA European Championship with Poland, Leicester new addition Bartosz Kapustka is still working hard to make his first team debut for the Foxes.
So far the 19-year-old talent has only made his name into a few team sheets but insists he is doing all he can to earn a place in Claudio Ranieri’s lineup.
Earlier this summer Foxes of Leicester profiled the young winger when he signed with the club and still remain confident he can be a strong talent for the future of the club.
In a recent interview quoted in the Leicester Mercury, Kapustka has been at times frustrated with even his lack of playing time with the U23’s but knows he can earn his place in time because of his manager’s positivism.
"More from Foxes of LeicesterEnzo Maresca hails four star Leicester playersHarry Winks reveals his easy decision to join LeicesterSouthampton 1-4 Leicester City: 3 Foxes positives and negativesSouthampton 1-4 Leicester: 3 things learnedPredicted Leicester City starting XI vs Southampton“Ranieri is a very positive person, with a lot of positive emotion.He rarely has a sad face, full of energy, and he has a positive attitude to life, which he tries to translate to the team and that definitely has a good impact.”"
Kaputska claims he is working hard to make sure that his time on the sidelines is a short as possible and their is a good chance that his hard work will pay off once we hit the heavily fixtured holiday season.
"“I am always fighting to play. I will be doing everything to try to make sure this period (of not playing) is as short as possible.Of course, everyone who comes to the club wants to play and not sit on the bench or watch from the stands and, likewise, I am an ambitious person.”"
Ranieri has also apparently done a solid job letting the young addition know not to be deterred by having to work hard for his place because of just how different and tough the Premier League can be.
"“However, from the beginning, we spoke about how this league is unique, that it can differ and so I need a bit of time to get used to it. I have to understand this league so now it is just a matter of time.This isn’t something I want to think about at the moment because, if I did, it would be harder for me to give my all in each training session. At the minute, I am waiting and concentrating on what I have here.Leicester was the first team to enquire seriously and were keen to make sure I came and joined them. I spoke with the manager and he told me he wanted me to join.”"
Kaputska admits that there were multiple other sides that were interested in his signature over the summer but he wanted to come to Leicester because they were the first to make a move.
It is certain that he has a chance to make a major impact for the club in the coming years if he maintains his current focus and attitude and it looks as though Ranieri has the exact same idea.
The best news of all of it is that Ranieri is continuing to look at the future and his young signings such as Kaputska feel a positive energy and environment in working to earn a place rather than expecting it to be bestowed upon them.
There is nothing better than having a squad full of players that believe in hard work, that is what makes Champions.