Okazaki happy with Leicester impact

Date published: Monday 19th January 2015 11:06

Okazaki happy with Leicester impact

The 29-year-old Japan international scored his first goal for the Foxes in Saturday’s 2-1 win at West Ham and is keen to build on his solid start with the club after his summer move from Mainz.
“I wanted to score an important goal. This goal meant a lot to me, because it was the first goal for the match,” Okazaki told the club’s official website.
“Interestingly, prior to coming to the Premier League, I would have trapped the ball, but my instinct told me that I needed to react quickly at this level and I took the chance and volleyed the ball instead.”
Okazaki, who scored 37 goals in four and a half years in the Bundesliga, also wants to make a defensive contribution for Leicester.
“I think I can contribute defensively, but my main intention is to be a goalscorer, as I believe otherwise, I won’t get recognition,” he added.
“Scoring my first ever Premier League goal at this second match is huge for me. But I will carry on scoring, this is just the beginning for me, I want this to be the first of many.”

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