Wednesday 21 February 2018

Andy King insists Leicester title dream is still alive

Andy King scored his first Barclays Premier League goal in 11 months during the Foxes' 2-2 draw with West Brom
Andy King scored his first Barclays Premier League goal in 11 months during the Foxes' 2-2 draw with West Brom

Leicester midfielder Andy King has called on the Foxes to finish the job and not let their title dreams end.

King scored in Leicester's 2-2 draw with West Brom on Tuesday as Claudio Ranieri's side looked to have dropped two points in their Premier League challenge.

But it looked a good result in light of defeats for title rivals Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City on Wednesday.

And Wales international King now wants the the Foxes to push on, saying they cannot afford to blow all of their hard work during the title run-in.

He said: "We have to make sure we finish strong to actually achieve something rather than say, 'We had a good three quarters of the season and it fizzled out'.

"It has been brilliant, it is hard to put your finger on it at the moment because we haven't actually achieved anything this season yet.

"But we are enjoying the ride, I speak for everyone when I say we are playing full of confidence as you have seen but 10 games to go is a long way."

The Foxes have not dropped out of the top four since October and King dismissed suggestions only qualifying for the Champions League would be a disappointment.

"No, I don't think anyone in there is thinking that. We are absolutely buzzing where we are at this stage to even be considered in that conversation and that sort of breath," he said.

"People are saying Champions League football which is brilliant but with 10 games to go there is a lot of points to be won so we have to make sure we are there or thereabouts."

West Brom's Jonas Olsson believes team-mate Chris Brunt will miss Northern Ireland's European Championship campaign with a knee injury.

The midfielder was taken off in Saturday's 3-2 win over Crystal Palace and was due to see a specialist on Wednesday.

"It is a shattered dream for him obviously not to be able to represent his country in the Euros. But hopefully there is more to come from him," Olsson said.

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