English Premiership

Albrighton: Relegation scrap was tougher

2016-04-06 08:21
Marc Albrighton (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Marc Albrighton claims Leicester City's title run-in is a much easier proposition than the relegation scrap they faced last term.

The Foxes completed 'the great escape' - one of the most memorable survival stories of the English Premier league era - in 2014/15.

With nine games to go they were rooted to the foot of the table, but seven wins saw them finish the campaign in 14th place on 41 points.

A year later the East Midlands outfit are six matches away from winning the league, although Albrighton claims there is no pressure on the team as they look to beat Tottenham and Arsenal to the title.

"Last season was totally different, we did feel a lot more pressure last season," the winger told SkySports. "This season we don't really feel any pressure, I can't see that there's any on us.

"We're in a position where no-one was expecting us to be so no matter where we finish now - and don't get me wrong, if we don't go on now and achieve something it's going to be disappointing - but even the lowest position we could finish if we lost all our remaining games would still be a massive achievement and fantastic for us.

"Of course we're aiming for the top and if we can achieve that then fantastic. We'll just continue to do everything that has got us here. I think if we keep doing that we won't go too far wrong.

"It's got us in a great position and if we continue to do that and take each game as it comes then, as I say, we won't go too far wrong."


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