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Leicester back Daka amidst criticism

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In the face of criticism from fans, Leicester City manager Enzo Maresca has come out in full support of Chipolopolo forward Patson Daka, reports Zambian Eye Correspondent.

The young striker found himself under fire after missing a golden opportunity to secure a victory against Leeds United last week. However, Maresca has rallied behind Daka, praising his overall performance and unwavering efforts on the pitch.

The dramatic 3-1 defeat against Leeds United saw Daka face-to-face with goalkeeper Illan Meslier in a tense one-on-one. His shot, however, went wide of the post, causing many to point fingers at the Zambian forward. Despite this missed opportunity, Maresca has highlighted Daka’s undeniable impact on the field, emphasizing his importance to the team.

The Leicester City manager acknowledged the natural inclination for Daka to feel responsible for the loss, but reassured him that his contribution to the team is invaluable. Encouraging the Zambian forward to keep a positive mindset, Maresca’s words of support have set the stage for the upcoming Championship clash against QPR.

As the Foxes prepare for this pivotal match, Maresca faces a challenging decision regarding his starting lineup. With veteran striker Jamie Vardy back in action after an injury and all strikers available for selection, the manager has a wealth of talent at his disposal. Daka, however, has consistently proven his worth since returning from the Africa Cup of Nations.

While Vardy, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Tom Cannon have all made significant contributions this season, Daka has emerged as a standout performer. His impressive record of seven goals and four assists in just 12 Championship appearances showcases his exceptional talent on the field.

As fans of all ages eagerly await the Championship clash, Maresca’s support for Daka serves as a reminder of the importance of teamwork and perseverance. With the backing of his manager and teammates, Daka will undoubtedly continue to be a force to be reckoned with in the world of football.

In a sport that often places immense pressure on its players, Maresca’s approach to nurturing and encouraging his team serves as an inspiration for both young and seasoned fans.

The manager’s ability to foster a supportive environment and focus on the bigger picture is a testament to his leadership skills, reminding us all that victory is achieved through unity and resilience.

Zambian Eye, 3rd March 2024

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