Can Leicester City make it all the way in the Champions League? IMO #6
Hi, I’m Will from Heighington Millfield Primary Academy, I am a keen journalist and sports fan, that is why I’m re-launching my sport-based series of articles called IMO (standing for ‘in my opinion’). I will add to this series once a month, so you can look forward to some new sports articles arriving at the YJA website!
Over the last few seasons, Leicester City, footballing underdogs, have experienced an incredible roller coaster of a ride. The Foxes have survived a relegation battle, become Premier League champions and this season, after struggling in the league, are now Champions League finalists contenders. In my opinion, this is amazing!
I think Leicester City stand a brilliant chance this year in the Champions League. The key reason why I think they can make it all the way is because they love a fairy tale. Just look at how they have bounced back from two seasons ago!
I sense Claudio Ranieri could play a big part in Leicester getting close to being champions. His team have displayed what can be described as ‘raw determination’ in Europe, it is also balanced by Ranieri’s experience in Europe.
The Foxes are perfectly suited to the challenge of winning over two legs. While they have been mostly bereft of form in the Premier League so far, the East Midland club remain very good at breaking quickly, staying compact in defence and grabbing a goal or two – even when they are on the back foot.
Their current struggle in the Premier League, is, I think, completely down to their concentration or, should I say, lack of it. It’s very apparent that they take their foot off the gas far too quickly. As it currently stands, Leicester sit in a measly 14th, for what I would call Champions League contenders that is definitely not the best!
Despite Leicester being in a measly 14th, I think that could work in their favour as they are not focusing on the Premier League title and this ‘carefree’ attitude could well work in their favour.
Will, YJA Sports Correspondent
Senior Young Journalist
Year 6, Heighington Millfield Primary Academy