Caglar Soyuncu started for Leicester City in the 2-1 victory over Tottenham at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.
The Turkey international has became a fan favorite at Leicester since breaking into the side following the sale of Harry Maguire to Manchester United.
The Foxes were linked with several replacements for Maguire after selling the star defender for £80m [BBC].
Leicester ended up promoting Soyuncu who had fallen behind in the pecking order last season.
Soyuncu put on another impressive display against Spurs and even ended up getting praised by one of Leicester City’s most famous fans, Gary Lineker.
Lineker made a frank statement regarding the Foxes decision to not reinvest the fee from the sale of Maguire.
The BBC Match of the Day pundit revealed that Leicester did not need a replacement because of how good Soyuncu is.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 21, 2019
Soyuncu also took to Twitter following the win over Tottenham to tweet ‘spectacular comeback’ before congratulating his teammates.
— Çağlar Söyüncü (@Syncaglar) September 21, 2019
Leicester have the joint best defensive record in the league this season conceding just five goals in six games – only Liverpool have the same goals against statistic.
The 23-year-old has started every Premier League game for his side this season.