Praet Loving The Leicester Life

Praet Loving The Leicester Life

Midfielder Dennis Praet admits he enjoys playing under Brendan Rodgers and is pleased to have made the switch to Leicester City. Praet, 25, left Sampdoria after three season to move to King Power Stadium during the summer and has enjoyed a solid start to life in the East Midlands.

The talented schemer has made five appearances and three starts for the Foxes, helping them up to fourth spot in the top-flight standings. The Belgium international began his professional career in his homeland with Anderlecht, playing 182 times for the Purple & White before moving to Italy in 2016.


His displays for the Genoa outfit earned him an £18million transfer to the Premier League and Praet confessed that he is much happier with how things are organised at Leicester. “The adjustment went smoothly, even though there is a big difference between Italy and England, where there is more intensity during training,” he said. “In Italy it is more tactical and also a bit more boring and longer.”

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Rodgers has been roundly praised for the job he has done with the 2015-16 Premier League champions to back up the pre-season hype about possibly challenging for a top-four spot.

There is still a long way to go but the signs are good and Praet feels the Northern Irishman’s demeanour separates him from many other coaches. “Rodgers is a good coach and has a warm personality,” he added. “He also talks a lot with the players, something that did not happen much in Italy.”

Next up for Praet and his Leicester team-mates is the visit of Burnley on October 19, with the Clarets also enjoying success early in the campaign. Sean Dyche’s men sit seventh in the table and are just two points behind Rodger’s side, having won three and drawn two games so far.

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