Brighton winger Anthony Knockaert has revealed he holds no grudges with Leicester City over the lack of games he got with the Premier League champions. The Frenchman looks set to go up against Leicester City next season, with Brighton on course for promotion to the Premier League.
Speaking to FourFourTwo after being named their EFL player of the season, Knockaert was asked if he wanted to prove Leicester City wrong for letting him leave. The winger said he doesn’t need to prove anything to Leicester because he enjoyed his time at the club.
Knockaert revealed the only objective he has is to get into the Premier League with Brighton, and he believes he’ll show he’s capable to cope with the higher level of football.
“Not really. I loved my time at Leicester, and though I didn’t play as much as I’d of liked, I’m not trying to prove anyone wrong. I just want to get back into the Premier League, and I know I can show my qualities,” said the Brighton star.
Knockaert made just nine Premier League appearances for Leicester City before moving to Standard Liege in 2015. Since returning to English football just over twelve months ago the 25-year-old has been one of the Championship’s standout players.
Shortlisted for the EFL Player of the Year, Knockaert joins Leeds United’s Chris Wood and Newcastle United’s Dwight Gayle.