How ‘peerless’ Leicester City owners convinced summer rookie to sign
Leicester City defender Ryan Bertrand has revealed what drew him to the club.
The 32-year-old signed a two-year contract this summer and the Foxes have the option of extending it for a third year.
Bertrand says it was the ‘right’ time to come to Leicester after leaving Southampton and analyzed a number of factors which made this choice the right one for him.
The experienced left-back has settled down to the side despite a difficult start to the season for the team.
“It was the right time for me to come to a club like Leicester, with the vision of where he wants to go, and what he wants to do and achieve,” Bertrand told Sky Sports.
“The club ethic surrounding the team is a connected club, I think the fans and the property are very aligned with each other which is always great when you have that.
“When you have a few offers you measure where you are at. I’m always ambitious, I want to be the best I can be, I strive to be one of the best in the league and the club want that too. are met on this aspect and then you sit down and watch this – some clubs may talk about a good game, but who executes that vision?
“The club is aligned with my philosophy of football; high intensity attacking play, which is perfect for me. To come here and do it, compete at the highest level and show what I can do, I needed to ‘a platform to do it.
“The owners here are second to none, and there is a feel-good factor around the fans. Being in the game, you can see it and feel it, you can see the connection when you play against them as an opposing player and this usually means that the ownership structure in place is good too. ”
Things couldn’t have started better for Bertrand, who was part of the squad that won the Community Shield in their first competitive game for the club.
“(This victory) is another tick in the box and cemented the whole philosophy in which I adhered,” he added. “They don’t just come in big games, they come to win them.”
Bertrand need not say that the start of the season did not meet City’s standards, but says the team just need to “get into our flow” and the results will come.
“It’s still relatively early in the season, but we have to put the movement, the fluidity in attack,” he said.
“I think it’s not a bad start, but a slow start for our standards.
“One thing you can take is that we dominated in games, it’s about working on individual things. Against Burnley it didn’t help to concede the own goal and give us a tough start, but the confidence was there to keep going and going back; confidence isn’t the issue, it’s just a matter of getting into our flow.