Cara Brendan Rodgers Hormati Pemainnya yang Tetap Puasa di Lapangan

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Jumat, 23 Apr 2021 16:30 WIB
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: Wesley Fofana of Leicester City and Brendan Rogers, Manager of Leicester City embrace after the Premier League match between Leicester City and Chelsea at The King Power Stadium on January 19, 2021 in Leicester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Keeton - Pool/Getty Images)
Cara Brendan Rodgers Hormati Pemainnya yang Tetap Puasa di Lapangan (Getty Images/Pool)
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Wesley Fofana, bek muda Leicester City tetap menjalankan ibadah puasa di lapangan. Manajer Brendan Rodgers tahu dan terus menghormatinya.

Wesley Fofana merupakan bek tengah asal Prancis. Usianya masih muda, masih 20 tahun dan musim ini adalah musim debutnya di Liga Inggris.

Pemain berpaspor Prancis itu langsung mengisi tempat di skuad utama. 22 Penampilan sudah dikemasnya di liga.

Usut punya usut, Wesley Fofana merupakan seorang muslim yang taat. Malah, Fofana tetap menjalankan ibadah puasa di bulan Ramadhan meski tetap dimainkan di lapangan!

Malah di dua laga terakhirnya, kala kontra Southampton pada Senin (19/4) dan kontra West Brom dini hari tadi WIB, Fofana dimainkan sebagai starter.

Fofana pun mampu tampil gemilang. Malah di kedua laga tersebut, Leicester City juga mampu bikin clean sheet.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: Wesley Fofana of Leicester City and Brendan Rogers, Manager of Leicester City embrace after the Premier League match between Leicester City and Chelsea at The King Power Stadium on January 19, 2021 in Leicester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Keeton - Pool/Getty Images)Wesley Fofana (Getty Images/Pool)

Manajer Leicester City, Brendan Rodgers tahu betul kalau Wesley Fofana tetap menjalankan ibadah puasa Ramadhan. Dia begitu kagum.

"Wesley Fofana menemukan kekuatan luar biasa untuk terus bermain dan berlatih selama di Ramadhan ini," katanya seperti dilansir dari BBC.

"Dia tetap memiliki kondisi fisik yang bagus dan sehat-sehat saja, walau tidak makan dan minum di siang hari," lanjutnya.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: Wesley Fofana of Leicester City and Brendan Rogers, Manager of Leicester City embrace after the Premier League match between Leicester City and Chelsea at The King Power Stadium on January 19, 2021 in Leicester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Keeton - Pool/Getty Images)Wesley Fofana (kanan), masih muda sudah jadi andalan Brendan Rodgers (Getty Images/Pool)

Brendan Rodgers menjelaskan, Wesley Fofana bisa berbuka puasa di 15 menit akhir kala kontra Southampton. Di laga menghadapi West Brom, Rodgers menariknya keluar di menit ke-60 demi dia bisa berbuka puasa.

"Dia belum makan dan minum, jadi saya menariknya keluar ketika waktu berbuka puasa tiba dan dia bisa berbuka," terang Rodgers yang menghormati Fofana tetap berpuasa di lapangan.

"Dia memiliki bakat khusus dan akan menjadi pemain besar bagi kami," tutupnya.

(aff/rin)