Leicester City's new recruit Gokhan Inler hopes to debut this weekend

Leicester City

The Swiss international insists he is ready and willing to make his first start.

After getting though 90 minutes for Switzerland at Wembley on Tuesday evening, Leicester City's new man Gokhan Inler says he is prepared to make his first start for the club against Aston Villa on Sunday.

Speaking to Leicester's official website, Inler admitted that he needed to get some playing time under his belt before the Premier League resumes, but is now feeling good about his prospects of contributing.

"I played 90 minutes, which was great for me. Now I can concentrate for Leicester City," the 31-year-old said. "For Sunday against Aston Villa, I’m ready and I’ll give my best.

"I saw the other players and they’ve also played a lot of games but for me it’s important to play in high level games so I can be ready. The manager decides who plays, but I’m ready and I want to play.”

The Swiss captain signed for Leicester for an undisclosed fee last month, according to the BBC. He signed on a two-year deal with a view to filling the void created by the departed Esteban Cambiasso.

Much like his Argentine predecessor, Inler arrives at the midlands club with an esteemed reputation within European football quarters. As well as captaining his country, the tenacious midfielder has over 200 Serie A appearances to his name following previous spells with Udinese and Napoli.

He got his first taste of Premier League action in Leicester's clash against Tottenham Hotspur last month, but only featured as a late substitute in the 2-2 draw. Now, as the campaign ramps up again following the end of the international break, Inler will be hoping to immerse himself in the English game for good.

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