Ricardo Pereira

Improve & Play Even Better, Says Ricardo

Right-back Ricardo Pereira is already eyeing an improvement on his debut season in the Premier League after Leicester City discovered they will face Wolverhampton Wanderers on the first day of the 2019/20 campaign.
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- Ricardo Pereira will try and build on his first season in England when the 2019/10 Premier League season begins in August
- The Foxes will entertain Wolverhampton Wanderers on the opening day
- The City defender believes his side can ‘compete against anyone’ following victories over Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal last term

The Portugal international set up James Maddison during the 2-0 win over Wolves last term, and registered further five assists en route to winning the Club’s Player of the Season and Players’ Player of the Season awards.

Ricardo played brilliantly in some of City’s most impressive performances, scoring the winner against Manchester City on Boxing Day and setting up Jamie Vardy for his goals in the victories against Everton and Arsenal.

Discussing the Foxes’ opening game of the season, the 25-year-old said: “I can’t wait to pull the Leicester shirt on again and be back at King Power Stadium in front of our amazing supporters,” said Ricardo. “It will be great to start at home.

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“The fans were brilliant with me and the team last season, so I just want to improve and play even better this campaign to make them happy.

“We showed last season that we’re a very good side and must take confidence from the fact we beat a lot of really good teams like Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal, which means that we can compete against anyone in this league and give them a difficult game.”

City contested three games against Wolves in 2018/19, first winning 2-0 before Danny Ward saved three penalties during the Carabao Cup Third Round tie at Molineux Stadium in September.

On a personal note last season was a very good one for me. I think I adapted well to the Premier League because the style of play in England suits my game.

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An end-to-end encounter followed in January, when Diogo Jota’s hat-trick secured a 4-3 win for the hosts, despite Leicester drawing level on two occasions in the West Midlands.

“We had three tough fixtures against Wolves last year so we’ll be expecting a big challenge on the opening day,” continued Ricardo. “We’ll be ready for it though and will look to get the season off to a winning start.

“On a personal note last season was a very good one for me. I think I adapted well to the Premier League because the style of play in England suits my game.

“It is the best league in the world so to test myself against so many good players every week was something I embraced and really enjoyed.”

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