Albrighton: The Lads Were Brilliant
- Ahmed Musa replied to Vincent Janssen’s penalty at White Hart Lane on Saturday
- The Foxes earned their first Premier League point of the season on the road
After coming off the bench to help Leicester City secure their first away point of the season, Marc Albrighton spoke highly of his side’s work ethic during the 1-1 draw at Tottenham Hotspur.
Ahmed Musa’s second goal in as many games cancelled out Vincent Janssen’s first-half penalty as the Foxes made it three games unbeaten in all competitions.
Albrighton was pleased with a point at White Hart Lane, but felt the Foxes could have gone on to win it as Andy King and Leonardo Ulloa both went close in injury time.
Albrighton told LCFC TV: “I thought the lads were brilliant – they worked their socks off from the first minute. We had a game plan to press them (Tottenham) high up the pitch and stop them pushing out.
“That worked tremendously well and that put them on the back foot. Ultimately they didn’t like that and we managed to get a really good point.
“With the players that we’ve got in the team, we’ve always got that goal threat up top. We got the one goal and we could have arguably gone on and won it.
“[Ahmed] Musa got a great goal at the back stick and Vards (Jamie Vardy) did brilliant for him. We had a couple of chances towards the end to win it.
“When Leo [Ulloa] came on, he posed a physical threat and if you put the ball in the area, more than likely he’s going to be there.
“It’s fantastic to have that option coming off the bench. We’re happy with the point but we’re disappointed we didn’t go on to win it.”
The City winger made his 150th appearance in the Premier League after Claudio Ranieri introduced him with just under 20 minutes to play, and Albrighton revealed it’s always a difficult feat being thrust into the action, not least against a side like Spurs.
He added: “It’s hard coming on – any player will tell you that. You have to get to the pace of the game straight away and you’ve got no time to bed yourself in.
“Then you chuck in the fact that we’re playing Tottenham away. They’ve got a team of pacey, physical players and their movement is spot on.
“You know your jobs when you come on because the manager will tell you exactly what he wants from you. You’ve just got to be prepared at all times and when called up on do your job.”
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