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