Leicester City manager Claude Puel has revealed in his opinion the best position for Ghana’s Daniel Amartey.
Despite arrive at the King Power as one of the most highly-rated midfielders in the Danish league and growing into one of the Black Stars most reliable centre-back.
The 23-year-old’s versatility has been valuable to Leicester but a hindrance to his attempts to cement a starting spot in the City line-up.
However, Puel has decided Daniel Amartey is now a right-back and can now settle into the role.
“Daniel is a right-back for me,” said Puel. “He is strong and he plays well in this position.
“It was a challenge for him from the beginning. He wanted to go on loan but I kept going and insisted to keep him to try to find the right position for him.
“I think he has all the right attributes to play right-back. Of course he needs to correct some details or some tactical things with the start of the ball and his anticipation, different things. It is normal.
“I think it is important when we see a player to try to use him in the best position.
“Of course he can play centre-back and in midfield but the right attributes to play his best performance for me is at right-back. He can give his best.
“He plays well with strength and he wins his duels and he starts well with the ball. He has quality passes between the lines and he is interesting. He gives a good solidity and a good impact in our team.
“If he continues like this he will become a fantastic right-back.
“He has all the fantastic attributes for this and it is important to give a position without moving him to this position this time, as a centre-back, and that position another time, as a midfielder, then as right-back.
“It is important for me to say now you are a right-back and now develop all the necessary game for this position.
“He works in training on his quality delivering crosses, for example, because it is new.
“With work he will arrive to give his best in this position.”
By Daraja Mutari