Danish reporter’s insight on Leicester signing Victor Kristiansen

FC Copenhagen's Danish defender Victor Kristiansen (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)
FC Copenhagen's Danish defender Victor Kristiansen (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images) /
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Victor Kristiansen of Copenhagen, now at Leicester City (Photo by Marvin Ibo Guengoer – GES Sportfoto/Getty Images) /

"“Obviously moving from Denmark to Premier League is quite a big step. In terms of pace and in terms of size and everything. But he’s already coming from, arguably the biggest club in, Scandinavia. So, he’s used to pressure, and he’s used to very demanding fans who expect him to perform well and expect him to win every single game. The pressure one of the things that most Danish players struggle with when they move abroad from smaller clubs. But Kristiansen will not have that issue coming from Copenhagen.”"

With the TV time of FC Copenhagen in the U.K being limited (other than Champions League games here and there) it is difficult to identify an accurate profile of the player, I asked Toke about his playing-style and what attributes he possess.:

"“He’s really good defensively, he’s not one of these wingbacks, where you see them being moved back from the wing and then they’re now defenders… He had the ninth most tackles in the Superliga of this season of all players. He’s really hard to beat one-on-one. He’s relatively big. He’s relatively fast for a defender, he’s quite strong physically. Another big strength is that he is a very smart player.“"

A great defensive full-back will be a very welcome addition to a Leicester side where Luke Thomas has been having a difficult campaign to say the least, with some fans thinking it be best for the academy graduate to have a loan spell in the Championship, not only to maximise playing time but to also to help develop the 21-year-old physically. Seemingly an issue LCFC shouldn’t have with Kristiansen in that role instead.