Undervalued Leicester player gets real; boss's pride amid quandary

Foxes of Leicester weigh in on some recent matters concerning LCFC. This includes possibly undervalued Leicester City player Harry Souttar having to face up to his situation in limbo. While boss Enzo Maresca's pride was evident after the difficult Coventry City fixture, amid a quandary at King Power Stadium for the Italian.
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First of all, let's talk about Souttar. The Australian has a skill set that not all centrebacks are lucky enough to possess. Vision and a great long pass to be exact about a couple of his positive attributes. Although his lack of pace, as a towering athlete, has presumably hurt his opportunities under Maresca.

The defensive element of the former Manchester City staff member's LCFC system requires instant offloading from the back, which might have contributed to the defender's predicament. Following a move to Rangers breaking down, along with a mere two starts under Maresca, the ex-Stoke City star knows time may be running out for him on Filbert Way.

Souttar is, of course, concerned that he will lose his place with Australia if he continues to be on the Foxes periphery as well. Nevertheless, the Fox claims to be unbothered with domestic football as he competes at the Asian Cup in Qatar for the Socceroos. The 25-year-old does know that something must change, however.

Meanwhile, a proud Maresca believes Leicester's stout second half performance in the face of adversity in Coventry was possibly the best of the season. The manager's mind will be on the squad at the moment, with the transfer window open. He does have to decide what to do with one or two potentially unwanted players, too. I would guess that Luke Thomas might be on his way out permanently soon.