Leicester City Manager Stands Up for Patson Daka

Leicester City Manager Stands Up for Patson Daka

Patson Daka’s early-season form saw him net seven goals in his first 10 appearances for Leicester City, stepping up admirably when Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho were sidelined with injuries.

However, the Zambian striker has hit a dry spell, failing to score in his last nine outings and squandering several key opportunities.

Enzo Maresca, acknowledging Daka’s recent struggles, emphasized the importance of showing faith in goal-shy forwards to reignite their scoring prowess.

Maresca believes that by demonstrating support and trust, players like Daka, as well as Vardy, Iheanacho, and others, can rediscover their goal-scoring touch, which is crucial in the final stretch of the season.

Despite Daka’s recent form, Maresca may include him in the lineup for the upcoming match against Plymouth as part of his rotational strategy.

Maresca highlighted that providing playing time is a key way to demonstrate confidence in players.

While Maresca typically prefers a single-striker system, he opted for a two-striker formation in a recent match against Millwall in a bid to secure a late equalizer.

However, he clarified that this tactical adjustment was specific to that situation and not his preferred approach overall.

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