Reason number one requires an understanding of tactics I only feign to possess. In my limited understanding, Vestergaard is a decent passer. This system requires our center backs(it seems particularly the middle and left) to draw opposition players onto them and make the correct passes. Vestergaard did it in the game against Liverpool; pinging a ball over the top for Daka to run onto. Admittedly he did give the ball away more than a few times, but I guarantee the manager’s instructions were to play with freedom and not worry about the result.
In addition, the guy is tall. Vestergaard is most certainly a potential asset in both boxes. Overall Leicester City don’t have many tall players. Wilf is the only one who immediately springs to mind in the height category. Effectiveness on set pieces is something the Foxes have lacked for quite some time and it would be nice to see the giant Dane use that prolific height for us finally.
Let me close with a small justification of why he deserves a chance. Brendan Rodgers destroyed this club in more than one way, and part of his Godzilla-like destruction of our club was freezing out perfectly good players for whatever reason he decided. Take Soyuncu. Rodgers just stopped playing him completely, he then arrives to Atletico Madrid on a free. You know, the 3rd best team in Spain. Soyuncu has gone from being blacklisted from a relegation side to Champions League. While I’m not saying Vestergaard has the same redemption arc as the Turkish Lord Farquad, surely he has a chance to clear his name.
Again, with Coady out and rumors floating around that Maresca doesn’t rate Souttar, it looks like it will be Vestergaard or Faes. Both may leave before the window ends, but let’s not be so quick to condemn the choice of a player who literally featured in 10 games for us, and if analyzed correctly, you can see those games were such gut punches to confidence that I’m amazed he didn’t retire. Let’s get behind this team and loudly support the boys no matter the lineup come Sunday. This is new era at Leicester City Football Club; let’s usher it in with pride. Up the Foxes!