Ademola Lookman

We Want To Show Our Quality, Says Lookman

Winger Ademola Lookman says Leicester City are looking to deliver an improved performance against Manchester United on Saturday.
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- Leicester City host Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday (3pm BST kick-off)
- Winger Ademola Lookman is excited by the challenge which the Red Devils will pose
- He also offered an insight into City's preparations for Ole Gunnar Solskjær's visitors
- The backing of the Club's supporters could be crucial, Lookman added

The Red Devils visit King Power Stadium on Saturday to tackle a Leicester side who have picked up successive 2-2 draws in the Premier League, while Ole Gunnar Solskjær's visitors will also be looking for more after collecting a solitary point from their last two top-flight outings. 

Lookman, who joined the Club on loan from RB Leipzig, has impressed many among the Blue Army for the Foxes so far in 2021/22 and the 23-year-old offered an insight into training ahead of the clash.

"On the training pitch, it's been a tough week for us," he told LCFC TV. "We're working hard on our game and we're looking to be ready. Obviously, training is different when some [international] players are away, but the emphasis is still the same. Everybody comes in to work hard. The mentality's the same. 

"It's been great here. I've settled in really well, with the team and the staff, and I'm enjoying it. I heard a lot about Leicester before I came. It's been even better, coming here, gelling with the team, so I'm really happy. The work on the training pitches is something I enjoy every single day, I'm loving it."

Manchester United is a top team with a lot of great players, but it's about us implementing our game and stopping them. It's about us enforcing ourselves on the game also. We want to show our quality and our confidence with the ball.

Ademola Lookman LCFC TV

Lookman says his game has already developed under the guidance of manager Brendan Rodgers at City, while he has been overjoyed by the reaction to his performances from the Club's supporters.

"He's very demanding and the standards are very high," the former Everton man added. "Getting the most out of us every single day is what's important and that is what's important to me now also. I feel like I've grown in myself over this past month and I'm looking to grow even more and get even better.

"It's always nice when the supporters take to you. I'm just glad and happy that they really like me. I'm expressive in my game, I try to attack and to play my game, to express myself on the pitch. That's what they like to see and I'm working hard for the team."

Man Utd, though, will pose a considerable challenge for the Foxes on Saturday, but Lookman is confident that his new side can secure a positive result.

"It's a big game, every game in the Premier League is a big game," he continued. "With us drawing last time, it was a bit of a kick in the teeth. We're looking to bounce back with a win this weekend. That's what we'll look to do. Us, as a squad, we've been very determined to get the right results and to win.

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Ademola Lookman
Ademola Lookman

Ademola Lookman has been in fine form since arriving at the Club and opened his account with an effort at Millwall in the Carabao Cup.

"It's about creating that winning mentality. That's key and that's important."

Lookman has called on his team-mates to take the game to the Red Devils, with the backing of the always-noisy Blue Army, who have made an impact on the Wandsworth-born winger.

"It's going to be a tough test, most definitely," he explained. "Manchester United is a top team with a lot of great players, but it's about us implementing our game and stopping them. It's about us enforcing ourselves on the game also. We want to show our quality and our confidence with the ball. 

"Making the most of our attacks is important. Us, as a team, going after them, setting the atmosphere, and getting the fans behind us is also important. I'll tell what you the favourite bit for me is. At the beginning, when the fox comes onto to screen, you just hear that roar, that's goosebumps right there."

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