As Leicester City loanee Victor Kristiansen today had a word with the Italian media, he had something interesting to say about his time with the Foxes.
This summer, the left-back was sent to Bologna, and claimed that the relegation to the Championship is actually not the only reason why he left the English club.
In quotes relayed by Bologna Sport News, Kristiansen was first asked about his choice to make the move. He explained he wasn’t feeling comfortable at Leicester City since the arrival of Enzo Maresca, and due to the lack of chances of playing in his natural position, he preferred to leave the Foxes.
“I told my agent that I needed to change teams to be a full-back. Bologna arrived offering me a nice project. The first match was good, we won which is the most important thing and played a good match.”
The fullback also recalled his arrival at Leicester City, claiming he’s still glad he made that choice to get some experience in English football.
“It wasn’t easy. I went to Leicester to play in the Premier League even though the team were in a bad position in the standings, and in fact were relegated, but I couldn’t say no to the English championship. At the same time, I’m grateful for this period because it made me stronger. Now I’m very happy to be in Bologna.”
Kristiansen was signed by Leicester City on a €14m move from FC Copenhagen in January 2023. He only made 14 appearances before leaving the cub this summer.
The 20-year-old is now loaned to Bologna until the end of the season, with the Italian side holding a buying option over him.