Not even we know what Knockaert's doing! says Leicester City's David Nugent
Anthony Knockaert's recent dazzling displays for Leicester City have left opponents guessing what the little French magician is going to conjure up next.
The France under-21 international has a wide array of tricks which have delighted City fans and fooled defenders.
However, David Nugent said opponents aren't the only ones trying to guess what Knockaert is going to do and admitted his own team-mates also struggle to guess.
"We don't know what he is going to do," said Nugent. "It could be seven step-overs or a back-heel.
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"We have to work around him. He is a young lad who has come into the side and he has shown his abilities on the pitch.
"As he has shown, he has something special about him. He gets the fans going. Any little trick the fans love.
"I don't think there has been a flare player like him at this club for a long time and Anthony fits the bill perfectly.
"If he keeps playing like that I am sure he will go a long way in the game."
Nugent said he was caught out by Knockaert's ability to produce something from nothing in the first half of the 2-0 victory over Bristol City at the King Power Stadium.
Just when the opportunity to deliver a cross looked lost, Knockaert clipped an inviting ball in for Nugent, which was begging to be put away, but the striker headed over.
He made amends a minute later with the opening goal, but admitted he should have scored with the header. I wasn't expecting that cross from Anthony," he said.
"With the tricks he has got, I thought he was going to come up with something special and get a shot away. I didn't expect it but I did put my next chance away.
"He is a handful to play with. As the fans sing, he plays where he wants.
"Sometimes he does roam out of position, which can cause our team problems.
"But, with the ability he has on the ball, you know he is going to create something for you."