Fuchs wants headline name in Uefa show
BY NICK MASHITER/ Leicester defender Christian Fuchs has targeted a big scalp in the Champions League after the Foxes reached the knockout stages.
Claudio Ranieri’s side qualified for the last 16 with a game to spare after winning Group “G” following their 2-1 victory over Bruges on Tuesday.
Porto’s 0-0 draw in Copenhagen gave Leicester a five-point lead at the top and they go to Portugal for their final game next month certain of their place in the second round.
Fuchs set up Shinji Okazaki’s opener before Riyad Mahrez’s penalty clinched victory, despite Jose Izquierdo pulling a goal back, and the former Austria international said getting Real Madrid in next month’s draw would compare to last season’s shock title victory. He said: “It will be the same like winning the Premier League. We are good at being the underdogs and giving our best. We are really happy playing with Leicester in the Champions League. It makes us proud, then in the knock-out stage anything is possible. “I think we have a good squad, we have good quality and everything is possible. We showed this last season that we are able to do great things. Why not also in the Champions League?
“We believe in ourselves and want to win every game. If it works out it is another thing but we give everything for that. It feels pretty good.”
Leicester City’s Christian Fuchs in Uefa Champions League Group “G” action againt Club Bruges at the King Power Stadium, Leicester, England - 22/11/16