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Saturday 21 April 2018

Leicester midfielder Demarai Gray is staying positive despite Watford defeat

Demarai Gray, left, could not help Leicester avoid defeat at Watford
Demarai Gray, left, could not help Leicester avoid defeat at Watford

Leicester are remaining positive ahead of Tuesday's bid to reach the Champions League knockout stages despite another away defeat in the Premier League.

Claudio Ranieri's Foxes were beaten 2-1 at Watford on Saturday, falling to a fifth loss from six away games this season.

But they have an opportunity to advance to the last 16 of Europe's elite club competition by avoiding defeat against Club Brugge on Tuesday night.

Substitute Demarai Gray told "I think we deserved to get something out of the game. On another day we would've got a bit of luck and got a goal.

"Everyone in the changing room is disappointed, but we've got to come together now and move on to Tuesday's game.

"Everyone's still positive and we've got to be positive going into the next game."

Two goals in the first 13 minutes saw Watford prevail. Etienne Capoue netted after 33 seconds and Roberto Pereyra doubled the advantage after 13 minutes.

Jamie Vardy was felled for a penalty converted by Riyad Mahrez two minutes later, but Leicester slipped to a sixth loss from 12 games this season.

Watford defender Sebastian Prodl, returning after missing the 6-1 loss at Liverpool prior to the international break, said on "We didn't fall apart when we got the penalty. In the end it was a well deserved win.

"It proves we are a little bit better than last season - if we concede goals we don't fall apart.

"The only game was Liverpool and we've forgotten about that because of this game.

"It's still the start of the season. We are able to compete on a high level, but we have to be more consistent."

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