Fuchs wants head­line name in Uefa show

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports International Football -

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.”

/REUTERS

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

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