Filip Benković

Benković: I’ll Give My Heart For Leicester City

Filip Benković says it will be an honour to represent Leicester City following his move from Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday.
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- Filip Benković speaks exclusively to LCFC TV following his move to King Power Stadium
- The centre-back joined the Foxes from Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday
- Benković says he will give his all to be a success at the Club

The 21-year-old Croatian youth international signed a five-year deal with the Foxes after a successful spell in his homeland.

Benković, an imposing centre-back, laid out his ambitions during an exclusive interview with LCFC TV, explaining why joining a Premier League club is a huge step in his already promising career.

Upon being welcomed to Leicester City, Benković said: “Thank you very much – the feeling is amazing to come to such a big club. It’s a big honour to wear this jersey [for the] Club.

“I will give all my heart to this club, to all the fans, to everybody. Hopefully we’ll have a very good result this season.

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Filip Benković spoke to LCFC TV after joining the Foxes on deadline day.

“The ambitions of Leicester City are so big. I like the Club very much and I think it’s a very good step for me to the next level. I’m very happy to be here.

“On the pitch, I do my best. I fight for the Club and that’s all I can promise to do. The fans will see what I have and fully hope I will do a good job.”

Benković has spent a decade at boyhood club Dinamo Zagreb, where he lifted the Croatian cup twice, as well as a league title.

“This is my first step and it’s my first move to another club because I was at the same club for all of my life,” he said.

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Filip Benković
Filip Benković

Filip Benković has joined the Foxes from Croatian top flight side Dinamo Zagreb.

“I know it’s a big difference from our league and the Premier League, which is the best league in the world. I believe in myself and I believe I’ll help the team.

“When I came here, I heard a lot of good [talk] about the Club and about the players. I watched a lot of games and these are good players.

“They have so much experience from playing at a high level for all these years. I’m very happy to learn from them in training. I’m very happy.”

Benković has already got a good understanding of City and their recent top-flight success having followed the Premier League closely over the years.

I have very [big] ambitions and I think the Club have very big ambitions. I think that we can do well together. As a team, we can do some big things.

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“I’ve watched a lot [of Premier League games],” added the defender. “This is the league I like the most.

“I like this kind of football and I’ve followed Leicester a lot. I’ve seen so many top games. They’re very good and they have such a good team.

“I have very [big] ambitions and I think the Club have very big ambitions. I think that we can do well together. As a team, we can do some big things.”

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