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Leicester’s Schmeichel: We’ve achieved nothing in our eyes yet

Leicester City v Southampton - Premier League

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 03: Kasper Schmeichel of Leicester City celebrates victory after the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Southampton at The King Power Stadium on April 3, 2016 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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Leicester City is on the verge of capping off one of the most historic Premier League campaigns in the league history.

With five matches to play and a seven-point lead over second place Tottenham Hotspur, the Foxes should be preparing to celebrate their magical triumph, but not according to goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

In a recent interview with Sky Sports, Schmeichel remained mellow over the prospects of capturing the PL title, although acknowledging that Leicester is enjoying every bit of the experience.

“We’ve achieved nothing in our eyes yet, we want to finish the season on a high and our next game is vital for us.

“Clean sheets are a foundation for winning games and that’s by no mean just down to me, it’s down to the whole team and the way we defend. Right from the top to the back two. It’s a great platform, but wins are more important.”

As Schmeichel cites in his comments, clean sheets are important for any side’s positive outcomes and that has been no different for the Foxes. Leicester has registered 14 clean sheets this season, including a run of five straight in the Premier League, which has the club on the verge of its first top-flight crown since 1928-29.
“I don’t like to single out just the back four because it has been a team effort, but you can never fault these guys because they give 100 per cent, they are honest lads and throw their bodies in front of anything and any mistakes are made in this team through honesty and not laziness.”

While the professionalism that Leicester has exhibited throughout the 2015-16 campaign should be noted, Schmeichel and the team’s backline have every bit to be proud of. In 33 matches, the Foxes have conceded 31 goals, which only ranks behind Tottenham and Manchester United.

When you have Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez often in the spotlight it can be difficult to see how sound Leicester is at other positions. Nonetheless, football fans alike can surely recognize the brilliance in Claudio Ranieri’s side.

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