After the disappointing defeat on Monday to a rejuvunated West Ham United outfit, much of the attention of Town’s players and fans immediately turned to Saturday’s game.
Considering the visible anger of David Wagner after a limp performance at the Olympic Stadium, David Wagner will be expecting a big response and the team to rectify their mistakes, most of which came when in possession.
In the build-up to Town’s clash with Leicester City, we spoke to Harneet Singh of the Foxes of Leicester website to discuss Leicester City, Town and the game itself.
1. What have you made of Leicester’s summer overall?
“Leicester City didn’t do too badly, but they do could have done much more”.
“To sign Harry Maguire and Vicente Iborra was a masterstroke, one that needed a good follow-up with another defensive signing, but they signed Kelechi Iheanacho instead”.
“While the Nigerian is undoubtedly a fine addition, I’m not sure if he was what Leicester City needed”.
2. What have you made of Leicester’s start to the season?
“When I first saw the fixture list, it wasn’t too tough to call that Leicester City would initially struggle”.
“They have played some quality football, though, and as the fixtures ease up, the points will come”.
3. Who will be your key players this season?
“I’d say Harry Maguire and Jamie Vardy for the way they can lift the team and lead with an example at the same time”.
“Take either player out of the team and you’re potentially taking the driving force out”.
4. What are your hopes and realistic ambitions for the remainder of the season?
“As far as hope goes, I really want to see Leicester City finish inside the top 8. Realistically speaking, though, I feel Leicester City will finish just outside the top half. I can see Leicester City having a considerably good run in the cups though”.
5. Where do you see Leicester finishing come May?
After discussing Leicester in length, we moved on to discuss what Harneet thought of Town’s start to the season and more broadly the newly promoted side in general.
1. Can you draw any parallels between Huddersfield and Leicester when Leicester came up as a newly promoted side?
“Not really. They don’t match in terms of the playing style or the attacking endeavour. Maybe, if it’s sheer spirit we are talking about, then yes, I do see similarities”.
2. How highly do you rate David Wagner and what do you make of the signings he has made this summer?
“Very highly. David Wagner is a top-class manager, who I’m sure will make a name for himself in the near future, if he hasn’t already. As for the signings, they were sensible and good”.
3. How do you rate Town’s survival chances this season?
“I don’t think they’ll struggle to survive. I’d be more interested in talking about how high can they possibly finish”.
4. Do you think their style of play will suit the Premier League?
“We’ve seen enough to be able to say that yes, it does suit the Premier League. If the players are built well enough for a certain system, you’ll always do well”.
5. Who in your opinion are Town’s standout players?
“Chris Löwe and Aaron Mooy”.