Ricardo Pereira

Ricardo: This Can Spur Us On

Goalscorer Ricardo Pereira has highlighted the importance of Saturday's breathless 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur as Leicester City go into a two-match week.
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- Leicester City defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 on a day of high drama at King Power Stadium
- Ricardo Pereira levelled matters before James Maddison's late stunner sealed all three points for the Foxes
- City climbed to third in the Premier League table following their third win in six matches
- Ricardo was delighted to have an impact on City's fortunes and believes it will bode well for the future

In an encounter which saw both sides have goals ruled out through VAR, Ricardo equalised Harry Kane's opener before James Maddison's excellent 85th-minute strike sealed victory for City.

As the Foxes prepare to tackle Luton Town in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, Brendan Rodgers' men are third in the Premier League standings after six matches.

After getting off the mark with his maiden goal of the season, playing a pivotal role in a memorable success for his side, Ricardo expressed his delight with LCFC TV at full-time at King Power Stadium.

"It was important after our last game to get back to our stadium with our supporters and win against a great team," the 25-year-old said. "It was very good and we are very happy with that.

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Goals: Leicester City 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1

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"It was not easy! When they scored the second goal (ruled out for offside), we were a little bit frustrated because we were playing well and a second goal like that was frustrating.

"Fortunately, the VAR said it was offside and that was another motivation for us because one goal down… we had time to come back in the game and that’s what we did."

Ricardo was pleased to have an impact on the game in attacking areas and outlines the importance it could have on City's upcoming fixtures on two fronts.

"It feels good to help the team," he added. "I know I have to defend first, but when I have the chance to give my support to the team, I am very happy to score and with the win… even better! 

We have some games coming and it’s important for the team to gain confidence, to be ready for the games that are coming and so it’s good to win.

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"I was calling the ball to come to me! Fortunately, when I saw it came to me, I tried to score and I had a bit of luck, but it was good to come back in the game.

"We still had 20 minutes in the game and Maddison at the end was perfect. Yes, all the wins give confidence to us.

"We have some games coming and it’s important for the team to gain confidence, to be ready for the games that are coming and so it’s good to win."

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