Pearson excited by Cambiasso

Nigel Pearson is excited to find out what Esteban Cambiasso can add to his Leicester squad over the rest of the season.

Last Updated: 30/08/14 at 13:24 Post Comment

Nigel Pearson: Foxes manager enthused by Cambiasso signing

Nigel Pearson: Foxes manager enthused by Cambiasso signing

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The 34-year-old became Pearson's latest summer signing during the week and the Foxes manager revealed he was well received by his new team-mates on Friday when he was unveiled.

Cambiasso may be coming towards the end of his career, but Pearson is sure he has the character and ability to become one of the club's key players as well as teaching him one or two things as well.

"He's been welcomed into the group, as you would expect him to be," Pearson said of the 52-times capped international, who was a regular trophy winner in 10 years with Inter Milan.

"The players have been quite excited about the prospect of having somebody of that stature in the game being alongside them.

"But Esteban will view himself as one of the players, one of the squad, which is a very positive thing.

"I, like anybody, have a capacity to keep learning.

"Certainly if somebody comes with the wealth of experience he has, I will probably - if I've an open enough mind - continue to learn from people like him.

"I don't see that as being anything other than positive. Managers learn as much from players, as players do from managers and coaches.

"I've always had that sort of view, and hopefully I'll continue to learn from my players as well."

Pearson's side entertain Arsenal on Sunday looking for a first win since returning to the Premier League, and Cambiasso could be involved if international clearance arrives in time.

"It is another big game against one of the most successful sides of the modern era in English football," he added.

"They are a side that has an exceptionally good blueprint as to how a football club should be run.

"But our philosophy is we have to play to our strengths, without being naive or gung-ho. We have to be ruthless in both penalty boxes to get the better of the top sides."

Watch Leicester City take on Arsenal on Sunday from 3:30pm on Sky Sports 1 HD.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

really enjoyed this. Thanks F365 for another year of work avoidance - happy Christmas.

megabrow (cufc)
Our Person Of The Year: Alan Pardew

I

m no Sam Fan and this article sums him up beautifully. I always like to imagine that when he watches anything on TV and hears clapping, he stands up and aknowledges the applause, thinking its for him!

cozens
Football Managers On TV: Sam Allardyce

N

ah, Fergie is just having another pop at Rooney. He just wants to put him down whenever he gets a chance. Rooney is by far the best English player. Carrick is not far behind, mind. However, by elevating Carrick like that, Sir is having a dig at Wayne. Fergie is well-known for mind games like that. Good to see he's still feisty.

timbo
Van Gaal will thrive - Ferguson

Footer 365

Jose Mourinho: It's only a matter of time before John Terry gets new contract

John Terry will definitely stay at Chelsea beyond the end of his current deal, Jose Mourinho says.

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres to make permanent move to AC Milan ahead of Atletico Madrid return

Fernando Torres will join Milan permanently on January 5 ahead of his expected return to Atletico Madrid.

Neil Warnock sacked by Crystal Palace after run of one win in 12 games

Neil Warnock has been sacked as manager of Crystal Palace, with Keith Millen placed in charge for Sunday's trip to QPR.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property