Cape Town - Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers says it is too early to compare his side with the English Premiership 2015/16 title-winning side.
Leicester pulled off one of the biggest shocks in world football in
the 2015-16 campaign when, under Claudio Ranieri, they were crowned
It is a season that will probably never be bettered at the King Power
Stadium but some are beginning to make comparisons to the current side
as Rodgers’ men are third in the table and will expect to move back
above Manchester City and into second with a win over
bottom-of-the-table Watford on Wednesday night.
A title bid still looks some way off as leaders Liverpool are eight
points clear at the top and the Northern Irishman is keen not to compare
Leicester’s previous title-winners with his current squad.
"I think the comparison, it’s not realistic," he said. "For us, you
can only compare now. Back then, it was a different league. The strength
of the league was different, so I think you can probably compare the
emotion of it all."
Rodgers, who is believed to be a top managerial target for Arsenal,
is delighted with how the season is progressing but warned, with 24
games still to go, there is still so much hard work to do if they are to
stay in and around the top of the table.
He added: “I think it’s been amazing for the supporters, we’re now
into December and we’re challenging for where we want to be, but there’s
still a long way to go. What’s important for me is seeing that
consistency, seeing the mentality in the team and the stamina in the
team, and then that’s something that we want to keep developing and
"I always say, with 10 games to go, let’s see where it’s at, but there’s a lot of work to go on the season."
The Foxes have won 10 of their 14 games so far this season and will
be aiming to build on Sunday’s late 2-1 success over Everton when the
Hornets visit the King Power.
- TeamTalk Media