Leicester’s interim boss, Dean Smith, delivered some perplexing remarks following their devastating 3-0 loss to Liverpool at the King Power Stadium. Discussing their final Premier League games of the season, Smith seemed to be bursting with confidence, despite their shaky position in the league table, and he didn’t shy away from expressing his goals for the remaining matches.
Leicester, who managed to pull off a shocking victory in the Premier League seven years ago, now find themselves in a precarious situation, dangerously close to relegation. With only two games remaining, they sit two points from safety, and their fate could be sealed should Leeds or Everton win over the weekend. Smith called the upcoming game against Newcastle a daunting task, emphasizing that they must win in order to stay in the league.
“It’s pretty simple,” he said. “We need to win our next game. It will be tough at St James’ Park. It would be nice to take the lead for once.”
In addition, Smith spoke about the loss to Liverpool, citing concerns with their mindset and ability to handle pressure. He admitted that the second goal looked like they had frazzled minds from the kick-off, and stressed the importance of maintaining clarity and composure under pressure.
The Leicester faithful will undoubtedly be on edge as they await the outcome of the next few matches, but Smith’s burst of confidence could prove to be just what the team needs to stay afloat.