Leicester City boss hails dedication of Ghana defender Daniel Amartey

Leicester manager, Brendan Rodgers, has praised the dedication of “great guy” Daniel Amartey following his match-winning contribution in their 2-1 win at Brighton over the weekend.

The Ghana international, who has been plagued by ankle and hamstring problems in recent seasons, headed in a late winner on Saturday evening to claim his first Premier League goal since December 2016.

Rodgers has been impressed with the versatility and commitment of the 26-year-old, as well as his ability to overcome difficulties.

“He’s such a great guy, very honest to the game, been out for a long, long time and had a couple of setbacks along the way,” said Rodgers.

“But he gives you everything, wherever you play him, he’s played in some big performances for us this year.

“I am not sure how much he knew about it, but it hit him and it went in, so we’re all happy for him.

“(He’s a) good guy, trains hard, very honest and never ever lets you down when he plays.”

Amartey, playing on the right of a back three, nodded home Marc Albrighton’s corner three minutes from time to make amends for gifting Brighton possession ahead of Adam Lallana’s early opener.


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