Harvey Barnes

Barnes Looking To Build On Recent Successes

Allowing momentum to roll and climbing the Premier League standings in earnest remain the ambition for Leicester City, says Harvey Barnes.
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- Harvey Barnes previews Saturday's test against Everton at Goodison Park (5:30pm GMT kick-off)
- Leicester City are looking for a second win in a row on the road in the Premier League
- The Foxes have just two league fixtures remaining before the FIFA World Cup break
- Barnes is hopeful that City can build on the progress made over recent weeks

Although the after-affects of City's poor start to the season remain, with Brendan Rodgers' men still sitting in the bottom three, three wins from six games - including two by a 4-0 scoreline - have lifted the mood around King Power Stadium over recent weeks.

The Foxes are due at Goodison Park on Saturday to take on Everton and Barnes, the England winger who already has four goals to his name in 2022/23, is optimistic about their chances. Leicester have just two matches, with another away at West Ham United, before the winter break.

"It’s always a tough game when you go there," City's No.7 told LCFC TV this week. "For us, we’ve had some mixed games when we’ve been there.

"We know, after the last few games that we’ve played, that if we’re playing as we have been, we can certainly go there and get a great result and hopefully put on an entertaining game and score some goals."

Our form has been picking up at home, so it was nice to that first away win under our belts to take the weight off out shoulders a little bit.

Harvey Barnes on winning at Wolves

After overcoming Nottingham Forest 4-0 and then Leeds United 2-0 on Filbert Way - both games which included Barnes goals - the Academy graduate struck again in a 4-0 success at Wolverhampton Wanderers in Leicester's last away league game. Building on that momentum on the road is now key.

"That was our first away win of the season," he added. "Our form has been picking up at home, so it was nice to that first away win under our belts to take the weight off out shoulders a little bit. It’s about us taking our game plan, executing it, and we’ll always have the support of the away fans there.

"It’s always a good occasion. Sometimes it’s easier to feel free and play better when the team’s doing so well. Especially, over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been scoring goals and the attacking football we’ve been playing has been a joy to play in. Hopefully that continues this weekend and going forward."

The Foxes performed valiantly in a 1-0 loss to champions Manchester City on home soil last time out. Only a magnificent free-kick from Belgian superstar Kevin De Bruyne separated the teams on the scoresheet. Barnes says he and his team-mates can derive a lot of reassurance from that display. 


De Bruyne's Free-Kick Defeats Foxes

Kevin De Bruyne's sublime free-kick was the difference between Leicester City and Manchester City at King Power Stadium.

"For us, there was a lot of positives to take from that," the Countesthorpe-raised winger explained. "We set up in a certain way to manage the game. They obviously have a lot of quality, so you have to approach it a little bit differently and I think we stuck to the game plan really well.

"In the end, it took a bit of brilliance from a set-piece to break us down. You’re disappointed, because you’ve worked hard, not to come away with something, but overall, when you look at the performance, there was a lot of positives.

"The two games before that, they were very good performances, with clean sheets and we were scoring goals. It’s everything we’re about as a team – defended together and playing attacking football. It’s what we do best. After that bad patch, in the games since, we’ve shown that in all of our games.

"We had spells in the Man City game where we created some good chances. We defended our goal well. The things we’ve been doing, we were still doing that, it was just executed a little bit differently. Going into the weekend, we’re full of confidence."




Leicester City Crest