Watford’s Troy Deeney has praised Leicester City for their performance this season, opining that the Foxes are getting better at counter-attacking football with every match.
Leicester City are only six matches away from their first Premier League win and are seven points atop second placed Tottenham Hotspur. The Foxes could very well wrap up the Premier League title before their purple patch of tough matches against Manchester United and Chelsea begins next month.
However, Watford’s Troy Deeney is all gaga over the Foxes’ style of play, and the English forward tried to assess why Leicester City are tough to beat in an interview with BBC Sport.
“Leicester are still playing the same counter-attacking football they were playing home and away in the first half of the season, but they are getting better at it and I can see why they have only lost three league games out of 32 so far”, said Deeny.
Saluting the performances of key figures in the Leicester City lineup like Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy and N’Golo Kante, Deeney stated, “Kante was just everywhere against us – I was watching the Southampton game in the Match of the Day 2 production office and he was the same in that match too.
“If he is taking a breather, which is not often, then Drinkwater is there doing exactly the same.
“You don’t know where they are coming from, but you know they are coming, so when you have got the ball you are thinking ‘I need to lay it off quickly
“It would be easy for the likes of Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy to say ‘we are too good for this’ but they don’t.
Will the Leicester fairytale last for more than a season?
Many have been terming Leicester City a one season wonder. Although, if the core of the current squad of players are sold, Leicester might be considerably reduced to in strength, like the La Liga winning season of Atletico Madrid. However, if the Foxes are able to hold on to their star players, Claudio Ranieri, the tinkerman, could very well manage to weave his magic in the next season as well. And who knows, maybe Leicester could earn two Premier League titles back to back.