Andrej Kramaric comments on signing for Leicester

Croatian forward Andrej Kramaric recently signed for Leicester City.

Kramaric made his debut in the Foxes’ 1-0 defeat to Stoke last week, and he has told Vecernji list that he is delighted to be playing in the Premier League.

The 23-year-old signed for Leicester from HNK Rijeka, with whom he had scored 37 goals in 42 league games prior to his transfer. His goalscoring feats this season - 28 goals in 32 games - had piqued an interest from Premier League rivals Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, but the young Croatian international chose to move to the King Power Stadium to ensure he was guaranteed constant playing time.

He made his debut for Nigel Pearson’s side in their 1-0 defeat at home to Stoke City, replacing Jamie Vardy for the last 25 minutes of the game, and he had little time to impress. Having only be awarded his work permit the day before, it was not a surprise to see Kramaric miss out on a place in the starting XI, but if he can find the form he was displaying in his homeland, there is no doubt he will soon work his way into the starting fold.

Speaking to Vecernji list in Croatia, Kramaric commented on signing for Leicester, and outlined his desire to be a success in English football.

He said: “It's different when you watch these [Premier League] players on TV but when you play against them. I very much want to see how it looks live and play against them. And, of course, enjoy it.”

Speaking on the Foxes’ fans, he admitted that he is glad that a song has been sung about him, even if he cannot yet understand the words, and he has been surprised by his sudden fame in England.

“I have not yet heard [the song],” he added. “I was concentrated on the match. I'm glad they sing, the fans will give me support, and now it's all up to me. I will do my best to repay them.

“They recognized me in the street, even before I had been signed and played. Everyone knew who I was. It is a completely different experience to what I have had before.”

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