Leicester City is no longer seen as an intruder in the top of the Premier League table, they are building on that fantastic 5000/1 experience, and with Brendan Rodgers they have a manager that believe that being up there is the only option.
He has that feeling and belief and with his previous experience with Liverpool and Celtic knows what it will take to get up there and stay among those top teams. He has also the konwledge of how he can find replacements for big money moves.
He had to see Harry Maguire leave for Manchester United, collecting £80million and just replace him with a player he had in the squad from before, just brilliant work. To see the capacity of a young Caglar Soyuncu is just phenomenal and it makes you believe in the fact that this man looks at what he got before cashing out big money.
Youri Tielemans was signed from Monaco and his presence is vital in this Leicester City team. The addition of Dennis Praet from Sampdoria could also be gold, but hard competition for places might have stopped us from seeing the best of Praet yet.
James Maddision, Ben Chilwell and Jamie Vardy looks to be happy under the command of Brendan Rodgers, and also the fact that you can keep experienced men such as Christian Fuchs and Wes Morgan knowing that you can call on them when needed, and just see two such gifted players settling for a place in the squad, makes you wonder what this manager is made of.
To lose points are never fun, and against Watford and Brighton things were not going in Leicester City’s favour, a strange goal from Craig Dawson and a missed penalty by VAR against Brighton were to incidents that stopped all points going in the Leicester City pocket.
The reason why Leicester City are up there and will stay in the higher shelves are of course that you have to look at what is happening. Players are selected for full international duty, they are paid as top stars, and when you also have a player up front that scores the most goals in the Premier League, who would question the quality of Leicester City, only fools.
That is why Brendan Rodgers cannot hide behind bad results, and when he does, it doesn’t look good, because we all know about those facts listed above, and you have no excuse, sadly that is the downside of being up there.
The only thing left is to say straight out that you will fight for big trophies, have a goal to qualify for Champions League every season, believe it’s possible and of course if you don’t you should be as dissapointed as the Man Utd’s, Man City’s, Liverpool’s, Arsenal’s, Chelsea’s and Tottenham’s.
Time to step up and say it straight out, not be in there for a place among the top 10, but be in the league with those who also have full internationals, big money vages and selling their best players for fee’s as high as the sky.
We believe in Leicester City, and what fun it is to be up there, may it continue and why shouldn’t it be possible with such a great talent, to achieve those goals season after season. When rather than if Champions League football again will be played in Leicester, it’s just a fantastic feeling, nothing else and to go all the way looks possible.