Poland Under-15 international Iwo Kaczmarski has vowed to work even harder after experiencing life in English football during a recent trial with Leicester City.
The 14-year-old midfielder, who plays for Korony Kielce in his native Poland, attended a trial which was organised by former Derby striker
Grzegorz Rasiak, who has close connections with recruitment staff at Belvoir Drive.
Speaking in an interview with echodnia.eu after completing his trial at Leicester, Kaczmarski vowed to work harder after experiencing a taste of the ‘more intense’ level of football in England.
“Sixteen pitches (at Belvoir Drive) made an impression,” said the young midfielder. “The Leicester base is really great. But I did not have any difficulties training with my peers from England and other countries.
“I set the bar high. It will not hurt me because I was at the Leicester trial. On the contrary, it will encourage even more work. The English football at the junior level is more intense than Polish, but the youth of Korony Kielce do not have to be ashamed of their skills.”
Under current FIFA rules, Kaczmarski would not be able to sign for Leicester until he turns 16, unless his parents were to move to England for reasons not related to football.