Steve Beaglehole

Beaglehole Backs City's Youngsters In Dinamo Zagreb Clash

Steve Beaglehole believes Leicester City's Development Squad have the quality to secure a positive result against Dinamo Zagreb on Monday evening.
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- Leicester City's Development Squad face Dinamo Zagreb in the Premier League International Cup on Monday (7pm kick-off)
- The Holmes Park clash is available to watch for free on LCFC TV from 6:45pm 
- Coach Steve Beaglehole says he is confident his side can defeat their Croatian visitors
- City's youngsters need a win to keep their qualification hopes alive in Group A

The Foxes have lost just twice in 16 matches, but a defeat by Arsenal earlier in January has dented their chances of progression from Group A of the Premier League International Cup.

As well as all group winners, two best-placed runners-up will also qualify for the knockout phase, where City dramatically lost out on penalties to Bayern Munich last season.

A win would see Leicester climb to second on six points, but West Ham United, on six in Group B, have a greater goal difference, while Liverpool, in Group E, could also finish second on six points.

We’re quite capable of beating them (Dinamo Zagreb) and, if we go through, we go through, but we’ve got more than enough games to look forward to.

Steve Beaglehole LCFC TV

Reflecting on an unbeaten start to 2020 coming to a close at Arsenal, Beaglehole said: "You’re never going to keeping winning and winning, we said that when we lost to Blackburn (in December).

"We’d had a heck of a run, so it does happen. There’s only probably Liverpool’s first team that can keep that going at the moment, so it’s over with, it’s finished."

Isolating the areas for improvement is now the priority for the Club's Senior Professional Development Phase Coach, who is confident of a return to winning ways over the coming weeks.

"We were fantastic at Brighton (a 1-0 win in Premier League 2 Division 1), I told them," he continued. "We were poor at Arsenal and I’ve told them.

Development Squad

Arsenal U23s 3 Leicester City U23s 0

Extended highlights from Meadow Park as Leicester City's Development Squad faced Arsenal in the Premier League International Cup.

"Now we start again and we’ve got an important game on Monday and we’ve got to show that we can bounce back and I believe they will.

"It might be a different team, but we’ll learn from the mistakes and the key thing for me is that we didn’t really apply ourselves as well as should have done.

"We’re quite capable of beating [Dinamo Zagreb] and, if we go through, we go through, but we’ve got more than enough games to look forward to."

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