Evans On Captain Duties & Southampton
- Jonny Evans speaks inside this weekend's edition of CITY, the Club's official programme
- Leicester City entertain Southampton at King Power Stadium in a 3pm BST kick-off on Saturday
- The new Club captain discusses his new role and the pride he feels to wear the armband
- He also looks ahead to the test which Ralph Hasenhüttl's men will pose on Filbert Way
The Foxes host Southampton at King Power Stadium on Saturday, the Club's third Premier League outing of the new season, after collecting one point from clashes with Brentford and Arsenal. Evans, an Emirates FA Cup winner with City, was named as Leicester's captain earlier this summer.
Speaking inside Saturday's programme, on sale on Filbert Way on matchday, the former Manchester United defender outlined the pride he feels to lead the squad: "I was delighted that the manager asked me to be the new captain, it was a proud moment for me.
"I had lots of text messages from friends and family, which is a good feeling. It’s something that I feel ready for and it’s a challenge I really want to take on."
I think the fact that I’ve been here for four years now is helping with understanding how the Club works and the culture around it all.Jonny Evans CITY
Asked what sort of captain he'll be, the Foxes No.6 says he will operate with 'instinct and intuition' as he settles into the role.
"It’s hard to say until you’re in that situation, if you know what I mean," he explained. "You’ve just got to take things day by day, try not to overthink it and do everything with as much instinct and intuition as you can. I think that’s what I’ll be trying to do.
"I think the fact that I’ve been here for four years now is helping with understanding how the Club works and the culture around it all.
"Being vice-captain last year under Kasper [Schmeichel] was a good experience to learn from him and gauge expectations that the Club puts on players and what the players expect from each other. I definitely feel in a good place for it."
Evans is well aware of the threats which Southampton will pose on Saturday, but has confidence in Leicester's ability to collect all three points.
"We played them at the end of last season and you know with Southampton that you’re always going to get a tough game," he added.
"They’ve got a lot of young players with high energy; the manager likes to press and they have a different style to a lot of other teams with their wingers looking to move inside. I think it’s important that you stay composed against them around their press and try to beat them that way.
"You need to get the ball down on the floor and play around it. We know it’s going to be difficult but we had a good result against them last season so hopefully we can carry on and replicate that with another positive result."
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