Shinji Okazaki has high praise for Leicester City striker Leonardo Ulloa

Shinji Okazaki scored in Leicester City's most recent match against Everton.

Shinji Okazaki has told Leicester City’s official website that he believes Leonardo Ulloa has been brilliant in recent matches.

Ulloa started in Leicester’s 3-0 win over Swansea City and their 2-1 victory against Chelsea with Okazaki having to take his place on the bench.

However, the Japanese international was included in the Foxes side for their 3-2 win against Everton and he got on the score-sheet in the fixture.

“Leo [Ulloa] has been performing brilliantly for the past two matches, so I appreciate the manager not giving up on me and giving me a chance,” Okazaki said.

“I’m aware that I have managed to gain a reputation as a hard worker, but my aim now is to be recognised as a goalscorer as well.”

Okazaki has actually been regularly utilised as a 45-minute player for Leicester so far this season.

His role has often been to play the first half in matches, before being replaced for the second period of play.

If he continues to put in displays of the quality that he did against Everton, he will not have to worry about being subbed off, though.

The former Mainz man was a constant menace at Goodison Park, and showed his finishing ability when scoring Leicester’s third goal of the match.

That goal has taken Okazaki’s tally to three for the season in 10 Premier League starts and he is juts one of many standout players for the Foxes in what is an outstanding campaign to date.

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