18, February 2015

Ritchie de Laet says Leicester City can remain in Premier league

Former Manchester United defender Ritchie de Laet says that he is confident that Leicester City can remain in the Premier league despite already being five points adrift of safety.

The club has lost four consecutive matches with the latest defeat coming against Arsenal. Nigel Pearson’s team were not expected to get much from the game against the gunners especially after having suffered four defeat against Manchester United in the previous week. Confidence is not high within the Leicester City ranks, butde Laet expects the club to keep on fighting.

The club had a remarkable season form in which they managed to beat the likes of United in front of their home fans. That form is nowhere to be seen at the moment and Leicester will certainly worry a lot about the destination of next three points. The club has enjoyed only four victories throughout the season and they have the matches against the likes of Manchester City and Tottenham coming up. It is more likely that Pearson will concentrate on matches against teams around them on the table like Hull City and Aston Villa. Leicester take on Hull in the middle of March and this fixture could prove to be a decisive factor in the club staying up.

“The United game was a bonus game, no one was expecting us to take anything from it.But our confidence is still high.I think we can get out of it. You just have to look at the last five performances. We have had three wins out of them so we know we can give teams a good game.We still have everyone to play around us and those are the important games,” said de Laet. After coming through the ranks at United, de Laet left Old Trafford for Leicester three years ago.