Former Leicester City loanee, Cengiz Under, has been particularly honest when asked about his time in England with the Foxes.
As our friend Emre Sarigul of Turkish- football.com put it, ‘sometimes it just doesn’t work out for some players at certain clubs, even the talent ones‘. A truer statement about transfers is yet to be made, or I am yet to hear it if so. And this rather long saying or phrase can definitely be applied to ex-Fox Cengiz Under.
In spite of a problematic and underutilised tenure on Filbert Way, the diminutive, tricky winger is set to have a starring role for Turkey at Euro2020. It would be perfectly ironic for Foxes fans if Under was to have a thrillingly successful tournament. Maybe if that hypothetical is realised (Under playing well this summer) the King Power club will attempt to re-sign him. Good ‘bants’, eh?!
A part of the Blue Army mildly criticised exceptional manager Brendan Rodgers for not using the Turk more, as a deficiency exists on the right-wing for Leicester. While the Northern Irishman knows exactly what he is doing at LCFC, there are questions for any boss – even someone of Alex Ferguson’s perceived untouchable presence. Though I doubt Fergie would’ve considered terrible attacking and defensive zones on set pieces: that ‘tactic’ is the former Liverpool gaffer’s only real shortcoming, to be truthful.
Cengiz Under honest over Leicester City era
Rodgers didn’t really make errors with ‘Cengo’, who was offered chances – and actually grasped one or two of them early in the campaign. The Roma man explains the issues fairly well himself:
“It has always been my dream to play in England. I realised it with Leicester.
“I started the season very well, then things didn’t go as we wanted. I was out for a long time.
“I always want to play and I’m sad when I don’t play. You can be sure that I will show Cengiz Under again to the Turkish people and the world to the Europeans.”
– Cengiz Under