Cape Town - Leonardo Ulloa says Leicester must get used to playing with the pressure of being champions to help them overcome their poor early season form this term.
The Foxes lost just three matches en route to being crowned the best team in the Premier League last season, but have already lost three matches in just seven games this time around.
While they were something of a surprise package under manager Claudio Ranieri in the 2015/16 campaign, now every team has an added incentive of earning three points against the reigning league winners.
Speaking after the weekend's 0-0 draw with Southampton, the 30-year-old former Castellon, Almeria and Brighton & Hove Albion forward told LCFC TV: "It’s so difficult, in every game every team wants to beat us because we are the champions.
"We need to consider that and it’s more difficult than the last year. We need to keep going and work. We are improving in training and in every game.
“It was a difficult game, they played well and had some chances so the point was good for us.
“Some players are going with their national teams now and the others rest but we need to think about the next game.”