How Soyuncu won over Rodgers

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Leicester defender Caglar Soyuncu is already a cult hero at the club

‘Harry Maguire, we don’t need you.’ Even the Leicester supporters must have doubted themselves when first singing that chant in support of Caglar Soyuncu.
There are many more believers now.Soyuncu has been a revelation this season. From the Cruyff turns that he brought out on the opening weekend against Wolves to the sight of him leaving Christian Pulisic on his backside before deftly lofting the ball over him at Chelsea, the Turkey international has oozed class. He’s a cult hero now. The haircut might hint at Lord Farquaad from the Shrek movies but don’t say that to his face. Ben Chilwell tells tales of bone-crunching handshakes and headlocks inside the physio room. “He doesn’t let go because he enjoys inflicting pain on people,” the young Leicester full-back told Sky Sports recently. “He genuinely does.”Neville on Rodgers’ futureHow Vardy became betterThe Foxes are flying, up in third place, but Soyuncu’s own stunning start to the season is particularly welcome because few had predicted it after such an underwhelming first year at the club. Expectations had been high after a £20m move from Freiburg in the summer of 2019 but he started only three Premier League games under Claude Puel. 3:38 FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Leicester’s win over Southampton FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Leicester’s win over Southampton As Brendan Rodgers reveals, Puel’s successor had his doubts too.”To be honest, looking in from outside, he looked like someone who would take a risk in his defending and someone who would make a couple of mistakes,” Rodgers tells Sky Sports.”That was my initial feeling on him.”Rodgers soon began to see that he had more to his game.”When I arrived and I s

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