Leicester City midfielder Dennis Praet gives an insight into Brendan Rodgers’ coaching and managerial expertise.
The Leicester City links are laid all over Europe now, as the ambitious East Midlands club sets its sights on glory. Namely Champions League entry, Premier League progress and hopefully a domestic cup in coming years.
Owners of the Foxes, King Power group, also own Oud-Heverlee Leuven – known as OH Leuven or OHL – a Belgian team. Fringe players are loaned there, along with it being a type of ‘feeder/experience giving’ side for Leicester’s peripheral players, at times.
Owning a second, lesser club is a manoeuvre undertaken some of the more dominant, eminent global outfit’s owners. Interestingly, Belgian Fox Dennis Praet hails from Leuven – which brings us tenuously yet neatly on to our next topic.
Leicester City influx
Status as an organisation with huge aims means an influx of a more classy calibre of player: Belgium international Praet can’t even break into the Leicester side yet. Revealing an increase of pedigree.
Even with Youri Tielemans alongside him occasionally, the former struggles to shred his substitute labelling. Their simpatico relationship begins with a complimentary playing style, furthermore as compatriots as well as representing Anderlecht together in their home country in the past.
In fact Praet knows he has to improve in order to break into the starting XI: stating recently that he hopes to fulfill manager Brendan Rodgers’ desire for his midfielders to score more goals.
Nevertheless, it is extremely encouraging that the King Power outfit contains talent like Praet merely on the bench. A strong group will certainly be needed for exploits in European competition in the coming years!
Dennis Praet on Brendan Rodgers
Additionally to divulging where he wants to improve personally, the 25-year-old also spoke of his fondness for the boss:
“He’s [Rodgers is] a very good coach. He speaks to his players a lot and for me, that’s very important. Good communication is a very important part of every football club.
“As you can see, he’s done well everywhere he’s been and now he’s doing a lot of good work here at Leicester. His style of football is also very enjoyable to play in.
“He’s a great manager and a good person also, so I’m happy to be here learning from him.”
– Dennis Praet