Al­brighton ad­mits Le­ices­ter City have been poor so far

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports International -

BY MATT BAR­LOW / Le­ices­ter are back in the real world where points are dropped and crit­i­cism stings.

Clau­dio Ranieri led the in­quest af­ter a fee­ble 3-0 de­feat at Chelsea de­mand­ing to know what has hap­pened to the pos­i­tive body lan­guage and the broth­erly bonds which had made his team cham­pi­ons against all odds.

As they emerged, his play­ers agreed they must re­cover the unique spirit at the heart of last sea­son’s tri­umph.

“It is not re­ally ac­cept­able to keep los­ing in this man­ner,’ said Marc Al­brighton.

“We had a chat in the dress­ing room. “‘We feel we need to be stronger, harder to play against and harder to beat, harder to score against.

“It’s not the way we are play­ing, it is about fight. We need to fight more. We have lost the fight from last year. We need to get that back, and get it back quickly. “We need to get our heads right and per­form bet­ter.”

Le­ices­ter were be­hind in­side seven min­utes and never looked like get­ting back into the game. They have no points from four away games in the league and have con­ceded 13 goals.

“When we play away we are not com­pet­i­tive, it is very strange,’ said Ranieri. ‘Last sea­son we were so solid, so strong, so con­cen­trated; very, very hun­gry. “Last sea­son we were not in this world. We were out of this world. And now we come back into this world and we have to re­act.

“The play­ers were a fam­ily last sea­son. We were very con­nected with each other, this sea­son not so well. This is the prob­lem.”

/REUTERS

Le­ices­ter City’s Marc Al­brighton dur­ing their UEFA Cham­pi­ons League Group “G” match against FC Porto at King Power Sta­dium.

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