Leicester winger Demarai Gray has vowed to keep his head down and work his way into manager Craig Shakespeare’s plans after a frustrating 2-1 defeat to Chelsea.
N’golo Kante returned to Filbert Way to punish his former club, doubling the lead after Alvaro Morata opened the scoring with a header, making all his three of goals for the Blues since arriving from Real Madrid scored using his head.
Gray held back his frustration as he approached the pitch in the second half to involve himself in winning a penalty which Jamie Vardy converted.
And the England under-21 winger hopes his 45 minutes can be enough to earn time in the future.
“The manager at Leicester picks the team so I’ve just got to be patient,” he said. “I’ve got to keep my head down, it’s going to be frustrating at times but that’s just normal. I have a good bunch of lads in the changing room and a good relationship with Danny Simpson, he talks to me when I’m down and frustrated.”
In regards to his play against the reigning champions, Gray was left annoyed by how often he was forced to track back.
“I obviously want to attack but they way Chelsea play their formation its not easy. I was doing a lot of running back, today they played to their strengths and it went their way.”
Gray was linked to both Bournemouth and Tottenham in the transfer window but Leicester insisted on keeping hold of the young English talent.
The Birmingham-born winger said: “England (U21) is a good opportunity for me to get game time and it helps me get my confidence up. I’ve scored in the last four games there. Having England every other month is good for me.”
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by joining the 501 club.
Just £5 a month gives you the opportunity to win one of 17 prizes, from £25 to the £501 jackpot.
By becoming a 501 Club member you are helping the Morning Star cover its printing, distribution and staff costs — help keep our paper thriving by joining!
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by become a member of the People’s Printing Press Society.
The Morning Star is a readers’ co-operative, which means you can become an owner of the paper too by buying shares in the society.
Shares are £1 each — though unlike capitalist firms, each shareholder has an equal say. Money from shares contributes directly to keep our paper thriving.
Some union branches have taken out shares of over £500 and individuals over £100.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by donating to the Fighting Fund.
The Morning Star is unique, as a lone socialist voice in a sea of corporate media. We offer a platform for those who would otherwise never be listened to, coverage of stories that would otherwise be buried.
The rich don’t like us, and they don’t advertise with us, so we rely on you, our readers and friends. With a regular donation to our monthly Fighting Fund, we can continue to thumb our noses at the fat cats and tell truth to power.
Donate today and make a regular contribution.