Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes that the signing of Robert Huth has been a major attribute in the club’s current form.
The former Chelsea defender may have become a journeymen in recent years after having played for clubs like Stoke City amongst others. However, he continues to be an impressive player wherever he has been. Redknapp saw Huth help Leicester City avoid relegation when he was on loan at the club last season. This appears to have convinced the club to make a permanent offer for the former German international.
Claudio Ranieri, who replaced Nigel Pearson in the summer, has been able to benefit immensely from the experience provided by Huth. The German was coming through the ranks at Chelsea when Ranieri was the first team manager. Hence, their relationship goes back to a long time rather than just at the King Power stadium. This relationship appears to have been a basis for this strong defence that the club has had in the last couple of months. Leicester have been able to fight alongside the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City because they have an impressive defensive record.
The team has conceded only 21 goals in 14 games, which is an extremely good tally considering that they were up against relegation trouble for much of last season. “Robert Huth was a big signing for them. He came in and helped Wes Morgan at the back, who I have always thought was underrated and has the potential to be a top Premier League centre-back,” said the former Tottenham manager, who is now working as a pundit across different verticals. Despite being a German, Robert Huth has been only involved in the Premier League throughout his career. He has represented clubs like Chelsea, Stoke City and Middlesbrough. The 31-year-old has more than 250 league games under his belt.