Aug 19, 2015

Okazaki adjusting game to thrive in Premier League

Leicester City summer recruit Shinji Okazaki says he is reaping the benefit of changing his game to adapt to the demands of Premier League soccer. Okazaki scored his first goal for the club in Saturday’s 2-1 win over West Ham United and is keen ...

Okazaki bags first Premier League goal in Leicester win

Aug 16, 2015

Okazaki bags first Premier League goal in Leicester win

Japan striker Shinji Okazaki scored his first goal for Leicester City on Saturday, as the club went top of the Premier League with a 2-1 win at West Ham. Okazaki, who moved from Bundesliga club Mainz in the offseason on a four-year deal, opened ...

Aug 2, 2015

Okazaki scores first Leicester goal

Japan international striker Shinji Okazaki opened his account with Premier League club Leicester City on Saturday, netting the winner as the Foxes came from 2-0 down to beat second-tier Birmingham City 3-2 in a preseason friendly. Leicester started brightly but two goals in the ...

Okazaki makes second preseason appearance for Leicester

Jul 26, 2015

Okazaki makes second preseason appearance for Leicester

Japan striker Shinji Okazaki got another preseason run-out with his new Premier League club Leicester City on Saturday but failed to hit the target as the Foxes were held to a 1-1 draw by fourth-tier Mansfield Town. David Nugent’s curling finish gave Leicester the ...

Jul 25, 2015

Okazaki eager to make mark with Leicester City

Leicester City’s new signing Shinji Okazaki expressed his delight at the chance to play in the Premier League when introduced by the British club at a news conference on Friday. “I’m relishing the challenge at a new league at the age of 29. I’m ...

Okazaki makes Leicester preseason debut

Jul 22, 2015

Okazaki makes Leicester preseason debut

Japan striker Shinji Okazaki made his first appearance for Leicester City in a preseason friendly against Lincoln City on Tuesday, playing the first 45 minutes and a part in his side’s first goal in a 3-1 win. Okazaki, who joined the Foxes from German ...

Okazaki heads to Leicester unfazed by manager's dismissal

Jul 6, 2015

Okazaki heads to Leicester unfazed by manager's dismissal

Japan striker Shinji Okazaki left for England to join Leicester City on Monday, saying he believes the uncertainty at the Premier League club following the firing of the manager who signed him from Mainz will only serve to make him a stronger player. Okazaki ...

Okazaki's Leicester sacks manager Pearson

Jul 1, 2015

Okazaki's Leicester sacks manager Pearson

English Premier League club Leicester City on Tuesday announced the dismissal of manager Nigel Pearson just days after signing Japan international striker Shinji Okazaki from Mainz. “The board of directors recognizes the success Nigel has helped to bring to Leicester City. However, it has ...

Okazaki confident of success with Leicester

Jun 29, 2015

Okazaki confident of success with Leicester

Japan forward Shinji Okazaki is convinced he can succeed in the Premier League because the sky is the limit for his game. “I don’t see a limit to what I can do yet,” the new Leicester City signing said on Monday, upon his return ...

Jun 27, 2015

Okazaki joins Leicester City

English Premier League club Leicester City on Friday announced the signing of Japan international striker Shinji Okazaki, subject to a work permit and international clearance. The 29-year-old Okazaki, who has scored 44 goals in 93 games for Japan, joins the Foxes from German Bundesliga ...