A revealing statistic shows Leicester City centre-back Caglar Soyuncu is excelling in this particular area, a fact some may not have realised.
Turkish international defender Caglar Soyuncu took to the Premier League like a proverbial duck to water when given a proper run in the senior Leicester City side. In fact, he has eclipsed his predecessor, harry Maguire, in many ways. One of them we’ll reveal here in this article.
Yeah, we at Foxes of Leicester can remember that game he played for the Foxes at Fulham during the 2018/19 campaign: Soyuncu looked rocky and rusty to say the least. However, any centre-back with the promise of the 23-year-old should get a few opportunities at the big time.
Thankfully for Leicester, the imposing, yet classy Turk had the chance through a bit of good luck, excellent financial manoeuvring along with transfer planning from the King Power Club once again. Maguire was sold for a £50 million plus profit; following his performing wonderfully for the east Midlanders. Consequently his ready-made replacement, Soyuncu, stepped in. And my, did step up!
Stat reveals Caglar Soyuncu’s prowess for Leicester City
Aside from being an absolute rock for Leicester at the back, supplying an aerial threat at set-pieces and marshalling under Jonny Evans’ leadership, Soyuncu is a master with the ball at his feet. That’s right – a master.
No the former Freiburg player isn’t a tricky, skillful winger or a string-pulling midfield maestro. Although he is more than efficient at bypassing opponents’ intense closing down and tackling in the most awkward of defensive areas.
This season Soyuncu has only been dispossessed once while in possession this term, in total. When you think of all those times he’s made supremely talented opposition forwards look silly with a drop of the shoulder, faint or fake pass – you’ll know Leicester City have a real gem in the back-line.