Pearson praise for Wasilewski

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has hailed the mental strength of the club's new signing Marcin Wasilewski.

Last Updated: 19/09/13 at 18:33 Post Comment

Marcin Wasilewski: New signing at Leicester

Marcin Wasilewski: New signing at Leicester

Wasilewski, a free agent after leaving Belgian champions Anderlecht, had been training with the Foxes and signed a one-year deal with the Sky Bet Championship club on Tuesday.

The Poland international defender, 33, suffered a double fracture of his right leg in August 2009 following a horrific challenge from Standard Liege's Alex Witsel and missed the rest of that season but fought back to fitness and helped Anderlecht win the title in 2012 and 2013.

Pearson said: "For anyone to recover from those sort of setbacks and still be as committed as he is, is testament to his drive.

"He has a strong mentality and personality, you don't have to be in his presence for long to realise how focused he is on being successful.

"It is all right getting the right players technically but you have got to have the right mental qualities as well, and I think he brings the type of mentality that we look for."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

B

enteke is an absolute steal for £32.5m, he would get into any team in the world (except Barcelona) at the moment. I've seen many very good strikers in my 30+ years as a Villa fan. This guy is the best without question.

sparkigol
Benteke's £32.5m release clause

A

ll he wants are sharks with frickin lazers on their heads. Is that too much to ask?

mufc phil
Bomb threat on FIFA D-day

W

hy is the dinosaur trying to hold on to this.... Just leave... No one wants you in this position you corrupt loser. Let someone else take over....

arsenal121
Defiant Sepp blames minority

Footer 365

Angry FIFA president Sepp Blatter hits out at 'hate campaign'

Newly-elected FIFA president Sepp Blatter has launched an attack on the US justice authorities and English media.

Sepp Blatter: I'm still the man to solve FIFA's problems

Sepp Blatter has insisted he is "still the man" to lead FIFA after winning a fifth presidential term.

Rio Ferdinand announces his retirement from football

Rio Ferdinand has announced his retirement from professional football.

Mail Box

Players Must Stand Up For Qatar Boycott

Players, not bureaucrats, hold the key to boycotting Qatar. Also in the afternoon mailbox: Wenger is right to rotate, Zlatan can dribble, and it's Barca v Ajax in the budget final...

What Would You Do If You Were Blatter?

Step into Sepp's shoes, is the invitation from one mailboxer. Also: United already have their new number one, Rodgers deserves time, and the best Budget XI so far...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company