A Bundesliga star could be the missing link for an encouraging Leicester City side. 20-year-old Brazilian Matheus Cunha may be the Foxes’ answer.
Another weekend passes without Premier League football for Leicester City supporters, although teams are slowly resuming training amidst coronavirus restraints. However, fans were treated to some excellent Bundesliga actions as a replacement, which kick started with a thrilling Berlin derby.
Matheus Cunha was one of the main attractions in the fixture, after arriving at Hertha Berlin from RB Leipzig in January. The 20-year-old’s slow, bench-ridden start to the season has been totally eclipsed by a magnificent run of form during his short tenure inside the capital of Germany.
Prior to his move, Cunha had registered only a single assist, during an away fixture at SC Freiburg. Since moving, the Brazilian youngster has scored four and assisted one in just six games, a run of form that’s transcended the abrupt break due to the coronavirus.
Cunha was placed on the left wing by manager, Bruno Labbadia, who prior to the derby had favoured playing him as either a central-attacking midfielder or as a “second striker”. During his time with RB Leipzig, manager – Julian Nagelsmann, tinkered with playing the 20-year-old as a right winger, against Mainz 05 and Borussia Dortmund, to no avail.