Sat 08 May 2021 | 14:32

Albrighton promises Leicester fans to not bottle top-four finish

After a shocking 4-2 defeat to Newcastle on Friday, memories of Leicester’s last season’s late collapse have been raised, when the Foxes missed out on the Champions League places on the final day.

Callum Wilson’s brace and goals from Joe Willock and Paul Dummett gave the Magpies a 4-0 lead over the foxes while late goals from Albrighton and Iheanacho weren’t enough to ease a horror home defeat For the foxes. 

Entering the final weeks of the Premier League, Leicester City are third in the Premier League table, only 5 points clear of the fifth-placed West Ham as they will face Manchester United, Chelsea, and Tottenham in their final Premier League games. 

However, Marc Albrighton was eager to ensure Leicester fans that they have learned from the last season. He told his post-match interview: “Mistakes have cost us, mistakes that we’re not normally used to seeing. It’s frustrating, it’s disappointing. We’ve got to pick ourselves up.

“We’ve got three games left and we’re in a great position. We can’t let one silly performance, one silly result, stop us.”

Albrighton then went on to discuss the effect of losing Jonny Evans in the warm-up on their performance.

He added: “Obviously, everyone can look at that change so late on, and yes, it’s not ideal.

“We worked on the training pitch with Jonny in the team and that personnel but from my point of view, I always make sure I’m ready if I have to step in, whether it’s before a game, five minutes into a game, or five minutes from the end.”

On the other end, if Fulham fail to beat Burnley on Monday, Newcastle will get clear of the Championship relegation. The Magpies’ Boss, Steve Bruce, labeled their victory over Leicester City as the Magpies’ best performance under his reign.

He said: “It doesn’t help when we concede a goal like we did against Arsenal. Although it’s been a bit different with no supporters, we took a backwards step too early.

“The energy and drive of the team was evident from the start (against Leicester), we had an early chance and got on the front foot and what a difference that makes.

“Considering who we were playing against, the magnitude of the game and how we went about it, that first half in particular I really enjoyed watching us play. Playing on the counter-attack worked extremely well.”

source: SportMob

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