Patson Daka

Daka's Napoli Preview In CITY Matchday Magazine

Patson Daka says Leicester City will play to their strengths in Thursday's UEFA Europa League opener against Napoli on Filbert Way.
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- Patson Daka speaks in Thursday's edition of CITY Matchday Magazine
- Leicester City host Napoli on matchday one in the 2021/22 UEFA Europa League (8pm BST kick-off)
- Daka has played against the Italian outfit before and expects another tough encounter
- Fans can pick up their copy of the Club's official matchday programme on Thursday evening

Luciano Spalletti's side are set to visit the East Midlands later this week on matchday one in Group C and Daka, who was speaking to Thursday's edition of CITY Matchday Magazine, the official Foxes programme, is excited by the challenge which Gli Azzurri are likely to pose.

The Zambia international, who joined the Club this summer, has met Napoli before in European competition with former club RB Salzburg and is hoping to enjoy a better record with his new team-mates against a side with admirable European pedigree. 

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Patson Daka
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Zambia striker Patson Daka was speaking inside the next edition of CITY Matchday Magazine.

"It didn’t go our way mostly, so I’m looking forward to a new beginning with Leicester, and hopefully we can get a positive result," he said. "Napoli are a very strong team; very physical and they always fight to the end. Every team has a weakness though, and we must make the most of that with our strengths.

"We’re good at keeping the ball, so that can frustrate teams. In the few times that I’ve played against them, I always felt they were much stronger at home. When they play away they maybe sit back a little more, so we’ll see if that’s the approach they go for.

"Either way, it will be a very difficult game against a good team."

The people back home feel so much pride, it’s amazing. Hopefully Leicester will be happy that they have so many new Zambian fans!

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Since his arrival in Leicester, Daka has been overjoyed by the welcome he's received, but the move also made headlines in his homeland. The 22-year-old is now hoping to do his Zambian supporters proud in the Premier League this term.

"Leicester City has a lot of Zambian fans now!" he laughed. "Some of them probably supported a different team before, but now they’ve changed to being Leicester City fans. It’s amazing to see the support that I receive from back home. I’m not here just for myself, I’m here to represent my country.

"That’s something I always remember. It isn’t all about me. The people back home feel so much pride, it’s amazing. Hopefully Leicester will be happy that they have so many new Zambian fans!"

You can read more from Leicester's new No.29 - plus interviews with Development Squad and LCFC Women players and much more - inside issue four of CITY Matchday Magazine on Thursday.

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