Hamza Choudhury

Choudhury Points To Value Of Away Draw

Leicester City’s defensive efforts were praised by Academy graduate Hamza Choudhury during the goalless draw with Slavia Prague at Sinobo Stadium on Thursday night.
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- Hamza Choudhury speaks to LCFC TV after helping Leicester City secure a goalless draw away to Slavia Prague
- The Academy graduate has now featured in all seven of City’s UEFA Europa League fixtures this season
- The Foxes will host Jindřich Trpišovský’s in Leicester next week for the return leg of their Round of 32 clash

The Foxes were required to stand strong in spells, and also had attacking opportunities of their own in the Czech capital, but had to settle for a stalemate during the first leg of their UEFA Europa League Round of 32 encounter with Jindřich Trpišovský’s outfit.

The well-drilled Czech First League side proved to be stern opposition, and midfielder Choudhury, a second-half substitute, felt Leicester’s draw in the historic city of Prague was a hard-earned one.

“It's massive,” the City No.20 told LCFC TV. “To come away in Europe, and go home with a clean sheet and a draw, it's a great result for us. We'll take these lot back to King Power Stadium and hopefully play our game there.

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Choudhury Highlights Importance Of Clean Sheet

Hamza Choudhury reflected on the Foxes' 0-0 draw with Slavia Prague in the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 first leg.

“I feel like we knew that coming into the game, the gaffer definitely warned us about their strengths and how good they are and how used to winning they are.

“He said it's a very big thing that teams are used to winning, and you can't come here and just expect to get a result. So, we've seen how good they were and we'll definitely be ready for them next week.”

Choudhury says he enjoyed the midfield battle after replacing James Maddison with 14 minutes to go to make his seventh Europa League appearance for the Football Club.

Everyone before the game was buzzing, a bit giddy to start playing in front of fans again and to experience them - very loud as well. So, it was good.

Hamza Choudhury LCFC TV

“They were a very, very physical team,” he continued. “[They had] big players all over the pitch and they work really hard for each other.

“I feel like that's one of my strengths in the game and for me to come on and help the team and hold out for a 0-0 draw is a good feeling.”

When asked about playing in front of supporters for the first time this season, he added: “The best feeling. There wasn't many of them, but it makes the world of difference. It makes it feel a little bit more like football.

“Everyone before the game was buzzing, a bit giddy to start playing in front of fans again and to experience them - very loud as well. So, it was good.”

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