‘Let’s put pressure on Leicester’

By Lloyd Webb

Petr Cech says Leicester City will have to deal with the pressure after their “unbelievable season” last year.

Claudio Ranieri’s side won the their first-ever Premier League title despite odds of 5000-1 to be crowned champions at the start of the campaign, and Cech says the added expectation could work to Arsenal’s advantage on Saturday.

“Last season was unbelievable for them and this year they have to confirm that,” he told Arsenal Player. “It is much harder than just having one season, so they will have a lot of pressure on them. Hopefully we can take advantage because they are not used to it.

"Everybody will look at Vardy, Mahrez and other players - they were outstanding last season for them. But we have the outstanding players and we want to make sure that we all perform at the level we need to, to win the game.

“They have the home advantage so they’ll want to make sure the other game is better than their first one. But we cannot really look much against who we play. If you want to challenge for the top you need to win any game, against any opponent and you need to be focused and concentrated on what you do, so obviously we start back again.

“After the [Liverpool] game we were back training and we started the preparation for the weekend. We do everything we can to make sure we are ready to win the game.”


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