Leicester City manager doesn’t want his players becoming too optimistic about the Foxes chances of survival now they are in a position to survive in the Premier League. He feels they have achieved nothing yet, and must remained focused to get the job done, reports Sky Sports.
Leicester have won their last two games in the league which has seen them gain ground in the side above them in the table, they are three points adrift of safety, but have a game in hand which could put them level on points with the sides outside on the bottom-three.
The Midlands club looked down and out earlier in the season, as they just kept losing games on a regular basis, but hit some form at the tail-end of the campaign, while the other sides have been guilty of inconsistency.
Leicester’s future is now firmly in their hands for the first time months this season, but Nigel Pearson doesn’t want a change in attitude from the players. He wants his side fighting as they were to get into this position, not assuming half the job is done because survival is in their hands.
“I’m very wary of people flipping the emphasis. Our future is in our own hands and if we go into the last game with that we have given ourselves a realistic chance. We need to make sure our own run-in is what we want it to be. It’s helpful that other teams are being dragged into it. People are continually adjusting the form table and their predictions,” he said.
“We can’t get involved in anything apart from being involved in our own games that may change people’s perceptions. It’s great when results go your way but they only help if you’ve done your own job. It’s important for us to be in touch. One of the potential problems we have to deal with is people are now overly optimistic.”
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