Foxes of Leicester outline how brand new leftback signing Victor Kristiansen can help Leicester City’s relegation fight as gloom casts over King Power Stadium.
As an unmarked Evan Ferguson of Brighton strolled into the Leicester City box to head home a late equalizer on Saturday afternoon it further highlighted the desperate need for new recruits at the club. Despite it not being another loss on this season’s tally, it was however more points dropped from a winning position, a statistic that has plunged the Foxes into a battle for survival as we reach the halfway mark in the Premier League.
Once more the game demonstrated some key characteristics not currently possessed in much of City’s playing squad. But those negative aspects are areas Brendan Rodgers believes new £17million signing Victor Kristiansen will provide help for.
Kristiansen left-back was in the stands of the King Power for Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Brighton, Rodgers speaking to LeicestershireLive’s Jordan Blackwell, believes the Dane will provide the Foxes with much needed “personality”. The City manager also said that “It’s one that the scouting team have looked at for a while,”
The gaffer proclaimed: “He’s [Kristiansen] got a good profile. He’s 6ft, strong, aggressive, he’s got a nice left foot, plays off his right foot well, but engages with people”. The physical side to Leicester’s game has been sincerely lacking in the last 18 months with Jamie Vardy’s decline as well as Wilfred Ndidi’s inability to stay fit and find the form of his peak years. Hopefully this is the boost.
But it will not just be the physical side Rodgers thinks the young left-back will bring to LCFC, the Northern Irishman also said, “He’s got personality. You can see that in some of the games, and what I hear from the scouts. That’s something this team lacks, in terms of personality in the game, people that talk and organise”. With all due respect to Luke Thomas, this full-back acquisition is long overdue. The Leicester City Academy graduate has a great future, but metal and invention of a high level is necessary.
With the new man likely to make his debut in the FA Cup 4th round tie at Walsall this upcoming weekend, it will fascinating to see whether he has that ‘character’ that City are so desperately in need of if they are wanting to stay in the Premier League. Wout Faes certainly had the ideal temperament and disposition when he cam in, although cracks have appeared in the Belgian’s game already with pressure firmly on his back. Will Kristiansen aid the east Midlanders’ cause? We shall see!