Think back to Leicester City’s remarkable Premier League success, and there are plenty of star performers to pick out.
Riyad Mahrez with his dazzling performances on the wing, N’Golo Kante’s transformation into the best defensive midfielder in world football or Jamie Vardy’s electric pace and goals are the ones that get the most mentions.
Shinji Okazaki, though, is often overlooked. The Japanese forward was a regular for the Foxes that season, playing a vital role in the most unlikely of successes.
His tireless running and pressing and superb partnership with Vardy were vital to Leicester’s performances that season.
Okazaki left Leicester this summer after four years at the club, moving to Spain to join Málaga CF before eventually ending up at SD Huesca.
Given what they experienced together, he will always have an association with the Foxes and admits that he’s still in contact with people at the club despite their relationship coming to an end.
“They are fantastic memories!” he told El Desmarque.
“Before the season we didn’t think we could win the title. I was astounded, but all football fans know that this actually happened.
“I still keep in touch with people from Leicester. I love that city and that club.”