James Justin

Positive Start Inspired Brentford Success, Says Justin

James Justin believes Leicester City defeated a 'good footballing side' in Brentford during Saturday's Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round success at Griffin Park.
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- Leicester City beat Brentford 1-0 at Griffin Park in the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round on Saturday
- James Justin provided the assist for Kelechi Iheanacho's strike, which won the game
- The talented full-back says City did well against a 'good footballing side'
- Attention now turns to Tuesday's Carabao Cup Semi-Final second leg at Aston Villa (7:45pm kick-off)

The England Under-21s full-back supplied the assist, following a pin-point pass from Dennis Praet, for Kelechi Iheanacho to score the only goal in the fourth minute.

In his seventh competitive appearance since joining the Club last summer, Justin says the Foxes were fully aware of the task against Thomas Frank's side and should be proud of their victory.

"Of course, we knew it was going to a hard fixture with how well they’re doing in the league and how much of a fortress this is for them," the 21-year-old told LCFC TV at full-time.

"We knew it was going to be hard and we’re delighted to come away with the victory. They’re a good footballing side and we felt the force of that.

I love providing assists for people. I got told in training yesterday to just keep running forward, keep running forward, then you’ll find people in the box. That’s what we did.

James Justin LCFC TV

"We started off very well, we obviously got the goal. We didn’t take our chances as well as we should have in the first half, and they nearly punished us for it.

"You don’t want to go into a game and, after 20 minutes, you’re 1-0 down, and it’s just a mountain to climb, so we started really well. It's everything basically."

Justin also revealed that City's winning goal was inspired by a training drill perfected just one day earlier on the pitches at Belvoir Drive.  

"I love to get forward," he added. "I love providing assists for people. I got told in training yesterday to just keep running forward, keep running forward, then you’ll find people in the box.

"That’s what we did. It was a great pass from Dennis and then [it] slid across to Kelly (Iheanacho) and he made no mistake about the finish.

"It was exactly the same in the training. It’s something we work on at the training ground, a square pass in and then a runner from deep in behind and that’s what we performed."

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While admitting a preference for a home tie in the next round, the former Luton Town defender says Leicester are ready for anyone in the next stage, but all focus is now on Tuesday night.

City are scheduled to travel to Aston Villa to tackle Dean Smith's men with a place in the Carabao Cup Final awaiting the victors (7:45pm kick-off). The aggregate scoreline is 1-1. 

"We just want a home tie really!" he continued. "We don’t want to come to difficult places like this. We’ll play anyone, [it] doesn’t matter, we’re just looking forward to the next round.

"We’ve got probably the most important game of the season coming up, a chance to get to Wembley, and to be in a final of a competition that we want to win, and hopefully we can do that."

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