Due to the International break we’ve had only one domestic game since the last blog post. Against Palace we grinded out another 1-0 win and another 3 points. I didn’t manage to get to Selhurst Park but by the sounds of it, it was a scrappy game with us being the deserved winners. By all accounts we created the most chances and we were the better team over the 90 minutes. Late on Palace created chances but again the sign of a great team is to go away from home, not at your best, grind out another 1-0 win and keep yet another clean sheet.
Three 1-0 wins on the bounce now, it’s a great confidence booster and a great test of the whole team. The Palace 1-0 was a huge result because Tottenham aren’t going away, we keep thinking they’ll slip up but they just keep going. Kane is bang in form at the moment and just at the right time for them and for England. Kane & Vardy are without doubt the two top strikers in the country right now. Kane is now on 21 goals and Vardy’s now on 19. I still fancy Vardy to win that battle looking at the games we’ve got coming up.
As I’ve said in previous blog posts and various TV/radio interviews, I still believe it will be all over in April and we will be champions with three games to spare. This month we have 3 home games and one game away against Sunderland. Tottenham play Liverpool today, so hopefully by the time we play Southampton on Sunday Spurs have slipped up. That would be a huge psychological boost for Leicester going into that game. I’ve always said April will be a big month, and for me this is now the biggest month in the history of Leicester City Football Club.
There’s only 7 games left, but the longer Tottenham hang on in the there the more we feel the pressure. If it goes into the last three games, we’ve got Everton at home, Man U & Chelsea away. While these aren’t easy games, this current Leicester City side are more than capable of picking up maximum points in each of them. We do want it finished as early as possible though, then the last 3 games can be just one big party for all of us. Can you imagine the atmosphere at the King Power stadium if we are already champions when we play Everton?
What a great international period for Leicester City, 16 players out on international duty over that past 2 weeks at various age levels. Vardy is definitely on that plane, what a sublime flick that was against Germany, I hope Roy starts him for England in the summer. Brilliant from Drinkwater too, Man of the Match appearance and with that he’s just given Roy a huge headache.
Also great to see Kante scoring on his first International start for France, I love this guy and I hope he stays at Leicester for a long, long time to come. I read some worrying words that he was quoted as saying about his future, but we all know how things can be twisted to make a good news story. I’m sure the club want him to stay and I’m sure they will do everything in their power to keep him here. He’s had a phenomenal season and it’s only natural for press speculation, I would love to see him in a Leicester City shirt again next season and for many more to come.
Because of the international break I had some spare time so went away to Newquay for a few days with some good friends of ours. Never again though, took an 8 hour drive to get home. But it was great to get away, beautiful place and good to relax for a couple of days. Back to business now though and I’ll be back to work at the King Power tomorrow for the Southampton match in my lucky shoes, they haven’t let me down yet.
April’s also a very exciting month for me as we are about to launch an exciting new project that Im involved in called Walshy’s Sports Pad. Walshy’s Sports Pad is a Leicester based multi sports simulator centre and is the first of its kind in the UK. More details will be announced shortly. Please see some pictures below.