Frenchman says he 'deserved better' from Leicester, happy at Brighton

French newspaper L'Equipe have a feature in their Monday edition on Anthony Knockaert, his career in England and possible promotion to the Premier League with Brighton & Hove Albion.

Knockaert first moved to England with Leicester, in a transfer from Guingamp, and L'Equipe say the young footballer is a little bitter about how his time with the Foxes ended. Nigel Pearson sidelined Knockaert and it eventually led to the player's exit from Leicester.

"I deserved better. For an English football lover like me, it's a dream of playing in the Premier League... Frankly, I did not understand."

Knockaert was aware his time at Leicester was up, so grasped the chance to join Brighton, having faced them with the Foxes and been impressed: "When I heard that Brighton wanted me to sign, I made my decision very quickly because I knew where I was going. I already had the chance to face the club, to discover their way, their supporters."

The 24 year old hopes to return to Premier League football with Brighton, but they'll face a struggle in the play-offs. If the club can pull off a surprise then Knockaert will be happy to see his former teammates, holding no grudge against Leicester despite the way things ended: "I am still in contact with them. It is fabulous what happens to them, and I hope to see them next season."

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