Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel faces six weeks out with hand injury

Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel faces six weeks out with hand injury

The very next game however they managed to stifle an Arsenal side that has been free-scoring all season before beating Swansea, both times at the King Power Stadium. All the team are getting better with the fighting spirit.

Rewind back to May, and it was hard to imagine the Leicester City fairytale getting much better than the moment it lifted the Premier League trophy amid a carnival atmosphere at the King Power Stadium.

"It was a good performance, we expected this kind of performance".

A draw would also be enough for the Premier League champions to qualify, providing that Porto also fail to win. "But maybe just one goal this time - for us".

"We want to keep going and improve in the table", he added.

The penalty against them - earned and converted by Vicent Janssen - was arguably a little soft, but overall a worthy reward for Spurs' efforts. "Of course Kasper is in very great condition, but Zieler gives me confidence".

"From the game at Tottenham, the spirit of last season is coming back and we are working very hard for that", he said.

"I understand Federation Internationale de Football Association say no politics, no religion, but this is to remember", said Ranieri.

"Everytime I leave someone out, or they're in the stand, it's hard for me because everyone is a fantastic professional, but I have to choose what I think is the best for the team and what's best to beat the opponent".

And, while the Foxes have struggled to replicate last season's glorious form in domestic action, their European adventure had been seamless prior to this fixture.

Schmeichel has made the third most saves in the Premier League this season (34), behind only Sunderland's Jordan Pickford (36) and Burnley's Tom Heaton (59).

Schmeichel's late crucial save came in the 90th minute as Copenhagen launched a late assault on Leicester and with a pinpoint cross centre-forward Andreas Corneleus angled a header toward the bottom corner that looked destined to clinch all three points.

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has pledged to make changes to his starting line-up for the visit of West Brom on Sunday. "Why use a player for one match and lose him for one month?"

"We know we have had many historic nights in the Champions League, we have beaten better teams than Leicester and lost to worse teams".



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