English Premier League side Leicester City FC manager, Brendan Rodgers has shown his excitement to have Ghanaian defender, Daniel Amartey back in his ranks.
The former Liverpool FC gaffer told Leicester City FC how happy and pleased he is to be having the Black Stars defender back to full fitness.
“They’re a team that will be up challenging in the Championship next season. It was always going be a really good test for us, but I’m pleased for the likes of Daniel Amartey coming back, in his first game in a long time,” Rodgers said on the club website.
According to Rodgers, he was pleased with the performance of his fringe players who have not had a chance to play for team on regular basis.
“Again, it’s more minutes in the legs for our senior players and established first-team players, and for some of our young players, a chance for them to come in and play with a little bit of pressure, even though it’s pre-season, and feel a tempo and intensity at this level,” Rodgers continued.
“I think before the end of the window shuts, it will be an opportunity for a number of them to get out and get games because they need to play if they’re going to improve under pressure. If they’re not going to be here, that is.
“But I think they came in and they worked very, very hard, and just a little spell at the end of the game, when they’re under a little bit of pressure and they concede late on, it’s good for them to feel that pressure to make sure they don’t concede again.
“So yes, I’ve been pleased with them, the training attitude’s being absolutely brilliant. It’s really helped us over this period of the pandemic, but also when the international players have been away.”
The 25-year-old defender scored in his first game under Rodgers and would be hoping to be fit throughout the season to prove his worth in the Europa League side.