Leicester City manager praises new signing Kramaric

Nigel Pearson thinks his side will have to start creating chances for their new signing.

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has praised new signing Andrej Kramaric on the club’s official website.

The striker made his debut from the bench against Stoke City at the weekend, but was unable to stop the Foxes losing thanks to a goal from Bojan.

Now manager Pearson has praised the striker, and called upon his team to create the chances necessary for him to score goals in the Premier League.

“He’s a finisher,” Pearson told Foxes Player.

“So clearly we’ve got to be able to get him into that penalty area with enough quality to make the most of what he is about. That’s the challenge for us moving forward.”

The forward arrived at the King Power stadium from Croatian side Rijeka, having scored 37 league goals in 42 appearances for the club. That record saw him attract interest from Premier League leaders Chelsea, who he turned down for first-team football at Leicester, as reported by the Express.

Now Pearson accepts that his side simply didn’t create enough chances in the last 30 minutes of the game against Stoke, meaning the striker didn’t have the chance to open his account on his debut.

“It’s never going to be easy when he comes on in a losing position; you just hope that somebody of his qualities gets a chance,” said Pearson.

“But we didn’t really create a great deal in the last half hour of the game. As I’ve said, you’ve got to give Stoke credit for that.”

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