Shakespeare Maintains City Focus
- Leicester City are not getting carried away following three straight wins, says manager Craig Shakespeare
- The Foxes will remain concentrated ahead of Saturday’s Premier League fixture at West Ham United
- Shakespeare knows his side are a most threatening if they play on the front foot
Craig Shakespeare says Leicester City are keeping their feet firmly on the ground following three successive victories in all competitions.
Huge triumphs over Liverpool and Hull City in the Premier League have given the Foxes a boost as they seek to secure their top flight status, while the display against Sevilla last time out was perhaps their most impressive of the three games.
City knew they had to venture forward to go in search of a crucial strike that would see them through to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League while also protecting a clean sheet in order to prevent Sevilla from scoring an all-important away goal.
They did exactly that at King Power Stadium and while spirits will no doubt be high in camp, Shakespeare has warned his players must not lose focus ahead of tricky trip to West Ham United on Saturday.
Discussing his side’s positivity, he said: “Of course it’s there but we know it’s one step at a time, we’re not going to get carried away with anything and we know we have a big challenge in the Premier League.
“It can quickly disappear with one result against, we have to make sure the focus is solely on the next game. We reiterated the importance of the West Ham game.
“We haven’t set a target – we have to be competitive in every game and see where that takes us. We can’t look too far ahead. I don’t want to do that and the players don’t want to do that. We’ll focus on the game to come.”
Shakespeare knows City are most effective on the front foot and that is likely to be the game plan against the Hammers.
“That is what is expected,” Shakespeare said of City’s high-intensity style of play. “We are at our best when we do that.
“You saw results in terms of the performances against Liverpool and Hull, and now Seville. The players think that’s when they are at their best so that’s what we’ll encourage them to do.”
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