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Looks like someone at the King Power still has their feet on the ground.
With talk in the media recently about how far this Leicester team can go and whether or not they’ll be top four contenders come the end of the season, it appears as though that discussion hasn’t made its way into the dressing room.
Speaking to Leicestershire Live, Foxes assistant manager Chris Davies said that the side aren’t going to start getting ahead of themselves.
This comes off the back of the team’s start to the season and their remarkable 9-0 victory over Southampton last week.
Speaking about expectations, he also touched on how they are working on focusing on putting in good performances.
“I know the manager has spoken recently about going back to our original objectives that we spoke about as a team this summer. And that will be our idea is to go back to that. It’s about performance, about being at our best for every game giving everything and trying to develop and get better as a team.
“At the moment, everyone is enjoying it, we are full of confidence, we are playing with aggression and creativity. Our job is to keep that going.”
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This may just be him giving ‘the diplomatic answer’, but it is nice to see that people in the club aren’t falling into the same trap that members of the media are, like Ian Wright suggesting that they can go on to win the league on the radio earlier this week.
Leicester are going to find themselves in a bit of a ‘false’ position for the next couple of weeks when it comes to the league table.
That win on the south coast will make them seem like a more dominant team than they really are, in the same way that Liverpool and Manchester City have inflated goal differences because they beat teams convincingly on a regular basis.
And although Leicester did beat Newcastle 5-0 earlier this term as well, until it becomes a more consistent thing and we don’t get surprised when they put teams near the bottom of the table to the sword, those results will look more like ‘the exception’ than ‘the rule’.
That’s why Davies is talking about performances. If they are seriously going to make a run at the top end of the table, they need to start making those displays a lot more common because even if they find themselves having an off day and performing at about 75%, they can still get a result.