The most popular Leicester City forum, Foxes Talk, is always a great place to go to get a full view on recent topics and interesting discussions about the team and players. One big discussion at the moment is the one about Leicester City’s right-back problem and who fans would like to see as a regular in this position.
Claude Puel has not decided yet, switching Ricardo Pereira and Daniel Amartey, using the latter in recent games. Danny Simpson is no longer a player to count according to Puel, but many fans would like to see him back, if you look at recent postings on the popular forum.
Puel did describe his decision making in an interview earlier, talking about what his big plan is, but surely it looks a bit difficult to understand. Daniel Amartey, when playing in Scandinavia, was always seen as a central defender or a defensive midfielder in a holding position. At Leicester he has just been a last cover in central defense and used without any real success as a defensive midfielder under Claudio Ranieri.
Puel thinks otherwise and Amartey’s bosses at Ghana might be frustrated seeing their preferred central defender used as a right back. According to loads of posts at Foxes Talk, they are not either really convinced about this idea. Maybe Claude Puel should ask the audience at King Power what they think, or call a friend, in this matter Amartey’s previous managers Shakespeare, Ranieri, Solbakken or Hogmo and ask their opinion.
This is odd, using £100 million or more on players during this summers transfer window and ending up with Daniel Amartey as the preferred right-back alternative, a player who surely will try to force a career in a totally different position. It’s like asking a carpenter to do the work of a plumber, both working in the same building but doing totally different jobs. In the absence of the plumber, not really satisfied with his work, you decide to force the carpenter to do plumbing, thinking he is great, being educated for the last eight years as a carpenter, doesn’t make sense.
Huge amount of money were used on Ward, Pereira, Maddison, Soyunku, Benkovic, Ghezzal and Evans, and surely the two big issues for Puel was to find a solution for the right back position and settling the central defense, none are fixed.