Ritchie De Laet from Melbourne City says that his new side is trying to secure their groove after the 2-0 win over Wellington Phoenix. De Laet arrived in Bundoora on loan from Aston Villa, the English Championship side when it was the off-season. He has been Waren Joyce’s one of the most consistent players inRead More …
Villa defender Ritchie De Laet, who joined A-League side Melbourne City on loan in September has thrown a few accolades for fellow Villa loanee and striker Ross McCormark, who also joined Central Coast Mariners in September, ahead of their clash this weekend. De Laet played the full 90 mins in Melbourne City’s 2-1 away winRead More …
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There were several fans of Aston Villa stunned by the full-back in the glorious win. Well, the fans continued to count down the days till the end. However, the followers of Steve Bruce will definitely get something to feel happy about on the pitch considering his great victory in the latest pre-season game. Conor HourihaneRead More …
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Back on September of 2016, the 28 year old Belgian defender Ritchie de Laet sustained an injury which forced him to stay out of the pitch for over 10 months and it wasn’t until a few days ago when Ritchie de Laet was able to make a full return for Aston Villa’s League Championship matchRead More …
Ritchie de Laet has had an extremely slow start in his career at Aston Villa after joining on August of 2016 but only being able to make 3 appearances before picking up an injury which left him out of the pitch for around 10 months.
It wasn’t until a few days ago that the Belgian defender confirmed his full recovery and that only recently, he has been able to return to the pitch and actually perform with the rest of his Aston Villa teammates.
The 28 year old player has recently talked about how it has been staying off of the pitch for such a significantly long period of time due to injury and trying to get back in shape.
¨At the moment it feels like everything is going at 100mph on the training pitch but mentally I am there. At first I was the spare man and no-one could tackle me but I binned that straight away because I needed to know. My family helped me get through it and the rest of the boys too. The medical team got me through it, physically and mentally, to where I am now.”
The former Leicester City player confirmed through his social media account, twitter that he is back in form as Ritchie de Laet announced his recovery was completed as he wrote: “Nice to see all the boys back at the training ground today big pre season coming up #utv”.
The return of Ritchie de Laet to the pitch is great news for Aston Villa as they conceded 48 goals in the previous 2016-17 season, the team of Steve Bruce actually allowed more goals in their own net than what they managed to score after only scoring 47 goals in that season.
With Ritchie de Laet coming back to the game and the arrival of the veteran John Terry can be the defensive boost that Aston Villa needs in order to snatch a promotion spot and make a return to the English Premier League which they used to compete in previous years but suffered relegation.
The manager of Premier League side Leicester City FC Craig Shakespeare has asked that the team want more UEFA Champions League football following their strong display but eventual exit after facing Atletico Madrid.
The Foxes fought hard but they crashed out in the quarter final stage. They lost narrowly in the first leg in Spain but put up a spirited performance in the return leg in England. The final aggregate score was 2-1.
“We had them rattled with the effort and commitment we showed. It’s no discredit to lose to a team of that calibre. I’ve just said to the players that they should want more of this and they’ve agreed that that’s what they want.
“All players want to play at the highest level but we have to get back to winning ways in the Premier League now,” the manager said.
Atletico pressed in the first half as they wanted an early goal to sink their hosts. After losing a few chances, Saul Niguez’s headers did it for the Spanish outfit. It meant Leicester required three goals to progress.
The second half saw the hosts come out to attack and Jamie Vardy’s goal gave them hope of something special. They gave their best but it was not enough to break the Atletico wall.
Shakespeare commended the team, adding that conceding an early goal made it a higher mountain to climb.
Only Leeds United have gone farther than Leicester in their debut season in the Champions League. They reached the last four in 2000/01. Leicester followed the footpath of Chelsea, Liverpool, and Spurs who reached the last eight in their debuts.
Leicester would not be making Europe next season as they are far from the playoff spot. It has been a mixed season for them starting poorly in their Premier League title defence, after miraculously winning last year, losing their manager Claudio Ranieri and forging ahead with the current coach.