Playing Millwall is not something a lot of sides, players or supporters look forward to, in a sense of outcomes and awkwardness. The occasions are never boring, however. Going to The Den as an away club at any date is undeniably daunting for obvious reasons. Leicester don't face that prospect in the Championship in midweek, as they are luckily at home this time. Prior to meeting the Lions, Maresca offered fitness updates for a few of his injured personnel:
"We had Kele [Iheanacho] ill and Jamie [Vardy] with a small problem,” Maresca said in his post-match press conference. “He (Vardy) has a small problem in his knee. Kasey McAteer has a muscle problem. Yunus [Akgun] is just a small thing, probably he could be with us for the next game. (The others are) doubts. We’ll see."
Leicester City head coach Enzo Maresca being booked for celebrating is great to see as long as he is in control
Maresca is fully invested in the rebirth and revitalisation of Leicester City Football Club. Obviously that mainly involves taking LCFC back to the Premier League promised land. The Italian does shown passion, but he is more measured than some in demeanour and regular outward shows of emotion.
However it was, and is always, brilliant and affirming for the Blue Army to see the ex-Manchester City coach and Parma boss celebrating the Harry Winks winner against West Brom. Having someone who is invested in charge of the side is essential; the former is constantly focused on Leicester's long-term trajectory.
Of course, that event was now over a week ago, but Maresca recently explained what happened and why he was booked. Basically, he presumes that the referee considered the celebrations 'too much'. Though the Foxes chief professed just how happy he was in the moment. The 43-year-old asserted that he soon regained composure; to be penalised was justifiable, he says.