Sunday, June 4, 2023

Former Chelsea boss reveals Patson Daka talks with Brendan Rodgers on Leicester City visit

Daka has been named in the Leicester City starting XI for the past two Premier League games, being preferred to Kelechi Iheanacho in the lone striker position against Brentford.


Zambia manager Avram Grant has revealed he has had talks with Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers about striker Patson Daka, with the former Chelsea chief visiting Leicester to watch the forward train.

Daka has been named in the Zambia squad to face Lesotho home and away in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying over the international break. The 24-year-old has started the last two Premier League games, scoring in the 3-1 win over Chelsea.

The game against Chelsea was his first league start since the loss against Liverpool back in December, when he was forced off with injury in the first 15 minutes. His goal against Chelsea was his first since scoring against Bournemouth back in October.

Daka will hope that the last two games will mean he’s full of confidence going into the international break where he will hope to make a difference for his nation, before returning to City for what will be a crucial run of games. Ahead of Zambia meeting up, Grant has detailed how he visited Seagrave recently to cast an eye over a training session and have a conversation with Rodgers.

“I went to Leicester to watch Patson Daka train, I don’t know if you know,” The Zambia boss told the press. “What I saw is that he was really training hard and fighting.

“I watched all his training and by the way, his coach (Rodgers) was my reserve coach when I was in Chelsea and I spoke to him about Daka.

“It’s not easy, every Premier League club has top players. When I was at Chelsea we had five strikers and each one of them was top. The competition is very high that’s why I went to see his training and he is doing very well. He is fighting hard and will score more goals in the Premier League.

“I was not surprised that he scored [against Chelsea] because he was fighting in the training and I am sure he will score more goals in the Premier League.

“The training in the Premier League is tougher than some games in some other countries. Daka is training hard that’s why I called him to the national team.”

Daka has scored four goals so far this season, as well as providing a further three assists.. It means he is just one off his league tally of last season, although he did score a further six goals in Europe.

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