Leicester v FC Copenhagen: Wes Morgan reacts to Champions League win

FC Copenhagen coach Stale Solbakken during the press conference

Claudio Ranieri has defended his Leicester side over claims that they have lacked fight in some big Premier League games this season.

Opponents FC KĂžbenhavn are now sitting atop the Danish Superliga, and two points behind Leicester in Group G.

"You see, we have improved so far", chortled King Claudio, although the parody of marking in City's heavy defeats at Manchester United and Chelsea was no laughing matter.

"That a team like Leicester is able to win the Premier League - everyone has to know what their team-mate on the pitch does and what the coach tells him and play with that little extra motivation".

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The 24-year-old joined the Foxes from French club Nice in July but was substituted on his Premier League debut against Arsenal in August after landing awkwardly to injure his ankle.

Cornelius threatened again early in the second half, his flick working Schmeichel, but Leicester were playing with rediscovered belief, Mahrez seeing a shot blocked by Erik Johansson.

It could be argued that they haven't come across any European giant and as such, getting wins have come nearly easy for them.

Islam Slimani. The Algerian scored the only goal in the win over Porto and has a fantastic understanding with countryman Mahrez - who has been involved in 75 per cent of Leicester's Champions League goals ever.

Leicester have conceded fewer goals this campaign, 14, than this time last season, 15, when Ranieri offered to buy the team pizza once they kept a clean sheet.

"He gave me a chance and he gave me the confidence to play, but I am a Leicester player now and I am focused on helping Leicester get the win".

However, that could prove a more hard task than they'd imagine. Chelsea created 403, Tottenham 500 and Arsenal 464.

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The visitors will sit back and defend in their numbers.

Leicester City have remained consistent in their approach with Luiz Hernandez expected to start at right-back providing a set piece threat with his long throws.

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