Brendan Rodgers’ rule over full debuts requires Leicester City to be ‘careful’ with their new signing.
Following his January transfer from FC Copenhagen, the full-back made an immediate impression on supporters in just his first two appearances for the club.
Leicester City made a January signing. Following his first two appearances in a City shirt, Victor Kristiansen made an immediate impression.
The 20-year-old made his debut in the FA Cup against Walsall as a second-half substitute. He then made his Premier League debut alongside fellow new signings Tete and Harry Souttar in last weekend’s game against Aston Villa.
City won 4-2 thanks to goals by James Maddison, Kelechi Iheanacho, Tete, and Dennis Praet. And it was the newcomers’ performances that got everyone talking.
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Kristiansen’s performance has been lauded, especially given his age and the fact that he was still in pre-season back in Copenhagen due to the Danish league’s schedule. City fans adore one particular moment that was captured on camera.
Souttar made a crucial sliding block on an Ollie Watkins shot with City leading 3-2 in the second half and Villa pushing for an equalizer. City’s official Twitter account shared a video of the block.
The Australian defender was lauded for the crucial interception, but fans also noticed Kristiansen’s reaction after the tackle. As the ball is taken out of play for a corner, the full-back celebrates by punching the air as if he has scored a goal.
It has not gone unnoticed by City fans, with the players’ approach to the game and passion already evident on the field making an immediate impression.
Sam noticed Kristensen’s reaction as well. I adore it.
Scoj: I adore VK’s reaction.
Mawji, Shamir: Fantastic block, @harryjsouttar! Victor’s celebration is also classy! #lcfc
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Kini: Great tackle by Souttar, but look how much Kristiansen enjoys himself as well.