Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers seemed to speak with optimism about defender Caglar Soyuncu’s unfortunate injury reoccurrence.
Caglar Soyuncu has been missing from the Leicester City team since October. That absence was predicted to cost the Foxes more than it ultimately did. Thanks to veteran Christian Fuchs and youthful starlets James Justin, Wesley Fofana, as well as Luke Thomas deputising satisfactorily overall.
Yet Soyuncu is still undeniably irreplaceable – that is another element to acknowledge. With Fuchs’ obviously noble efforts but energy levels zapped, the Sheffield United game was one I felt the Turk’s absence most. Having him against Liverpool – as Jurgen Klopp’s Reds were so understrength – may have gotten Leicester a draw. Though, I’m speculating, and digressing.
Caglar Soyuncu’s status
Soyuncu’s brief reappearance in the King Power side came last week in the Europa League versus Zorya Luhansk. Unfortunately the centre-back was withdrawn early in the first-half in Ukraine.
Some people suggested Brendan Rodgers had “rushed” his player back; naturally the medical staff took all appropriate steps there.
Although, Rodgers confirmed that the defender has suffered a reoccurrence of the same issue. While the manager is optimistic about Soyuncu’s fitness, no date was given for his eventual availability.
Ayoze Perez’s Leicester City comeback
Ayoze Perez made a great return to the side with some intricate, gap-filling, space-finding play. Not to mention scoring early on for the Foxes, to the delight of the Blue Army who, on average, have taken to the Spaniard very well. Rodgers talked of how the altered system was suitable for Perez, who took his chance and goal very well according to the gaffer.
Additionally, Rodgers hailed Perez’s attitude after the support striker admittedly needed to up his intensity and quality. It was whilst training that the manager saw an improvement in the former-Newcastle United man. There is more at Leicestershire Live.