Leicester City defender shares his NFL dream

Leicester City

Leicester City left-back Christian Fuchs harbours ambitions of becoming a kicker for an American Football team in the future.

It has been a season full of surprises on and off the pitch for Premier League leaders Leicester City, and defender Christian Fuchs has opened eyes further with the admission to Sky Sports that he wants to become a kicker for an NFL franchise.

Leicester have stunned fans and opposition alike with their extraordinary tilt at the Premier League title and currently sit seven points clear at the summit with six league matches remaining.

It has been a sensational turnaround for the East Midlands outfit, who produced a mesmerising last-gasp comeback last season to avoid relegation into the second tier of English football.

Appointed in the close season as a replacement for Nigel Pearson, former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri has inspired his players to believe in their talent and has moulded the side into a lethal, counter-attacking unit.

Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez have stolen the limelight with wonderful displays throughout the campaign, but Austria international left-back Fuchs has performed equally as admirably and must be in contention for a spot in the Team of the Year.

At 29 years old, the full-back still has several years left to play, but he has revealed his desire to participate at the top level of American Football at some point in the future.

"I have this ambition to be an NFL kicker," Fuchs told Sky Sports. "If NFL managers want a footballer in their team, I know I can kick a 60 yard Field Goal. Let's see, if you don't dream you won't achieve anything."

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