”I carry the hopes of 18 million Zambians” – Patson Daka
Leicester City striker Patson Daka has stated he carries the hopes of the whole of Zambia on his shoulders in the Premier League.
Daka who joined the Foxes from RB Salzburg in June, became the first Zambian player to score in the English top-flight after he opened his goal account against Manchester United on October 16.
His exploits in England have not gone unnoticed, with messages of support from the people and even Zambia President Hakainde Hichilema.
The 23-year-old is enjoying his great start to life at the King Power Stadium and he discusses the support he is getting back in Africa
Daka moved to Leicester City for a reported £23 million fee and he claims he is not under pressure to justify the price tag.
“I don’t have to prove anything to anyone,” he added. “The club knew what they were coming for. I am doing what they wanted from me. What the club expect from me, and if I’m giving them what I’m meant to be doing, I’m happy.”
Leicester City will face Victor Moses’ Spartak Moscow in the Europa League on Thursday and the Zambia international is aware of the visitors’ focus on him.
He scored all four goals as the Foxes came from behind to defeat the Russians 4-3 two weeks ago.