Vladimir Petković requests Gokhen Inler to get into Leicester City
Gokhen Inler was signed by Leicester City for a fee of £3 million back on August of 2015, unfortunately for the 31 year old player; he has never truly managed to secure a starting role spot in the Premier League club.
Ever since Inler joined the Premier League outfit, he has had to spend the majority of the season as an unused substitute. The Swiss player does not play any influential role in the club and this might become a problem for Gokhen Inler if he wants to perform for his national team.
Vladimir Petkovic is the head coach of Switzerland and he stated that in order for Gokhen Inler to get a call up, he will have to prove his worth by snatching a starting role spot in Leicester City.
Switzerland recently played friendly matches against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Republic of Ireland and Gokhen Inler did not appear in any of these games. Vladimir Petkovic spoke about the reasoning of his decision to drop Inler as the 52 year old Bosnian manager said:
‘’It was not an easy decision to leave out a player with 90 caps, but it was a decision of the moment and it was a decision taken by me for the benefit of the team. I spoke to Gokhan about this and a lot of people in the club as well, and they all know if the situation changes, if he plays more than he has been doing recently, there is still a possibility he will join the team again. This is not only for Gokhan Inler that is the idea for any other player. I want them to make it difficult for me to make decisions for Euro 2016 and there is always a chance for other players to show themselves and to take over part of his role. That's how football goes.’’
Even though Gokhan Inler is not a regular starter for Leicester City, he has always been an important player for his national side Switzerland. Inler has made over 80 appearances for the Swiss national side but even with the impact that he has had with the national team, Inler is still at risk of not performing with them for the upcoming 2016 Euro’s unless he steps it up with Leicester City.