Leicester star claims pressure all on Arsenal and co in title race

Leicester City star Leonardo Ulloa has claimed that there is no pressure in the race for the title, according to reports from the Mirror.

Ulloa was the hero on Saturday by coming off the bench to score the vital winning goal in their 1-0 victory over Norwich City, keeping the Foxes on top of the league table two points above second place Tottenham Hotspur.

And the Argentine insisted that they are playing without any pressure, as it is all on the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City, and even Tottenham.

He said: “There’s no pressure on us. The pressure is for the big teams. We’re having our best ever season but we need to keep going.

“It’s a different pressure now than last year. Last year was the pressure to stay in the Premier League and now we’re fighting to get into the Champions League or to win the title. That’s a different pressure but it’s still ­pressure.

“But we don’t think about the pressure. We just think about the games. Now we just have to think about West Brom on Tuesday, that’s the next game, let’s focus 100 per cent on that and not worry about other things.

“Every game is difficult for us. Against Norwich it was so difficult and against West Brom it will be the same.

“It’s different when you play big teams but we knew this would be difficult and was more difficult than Arsenal because the pressure is on us, not for them.

“That’s why the Norwich game was more difficult. There’s ­pressure in every game and for every player because we’re in a better position and we need to keep Leicester there. That’s the pressure.”

Claudio Ranieri’s men weren’t at their best against the Canaries during the weekend, looking a bit lacklustre following their disappointing 2-1 loss to Arsenal in the previous gameweek.

However, they showed signs of champions by not playing well but still garnering the required three points, while the defeat for Norwich sees them in 17th tied on points with 18th place Newcastle United on 24 points each.