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Leicester v Spurs - opposing manager's view

Posted on 18 May 2017  - 11:50

Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare expects an ‘interesting’ game when we travel to the King Power Stadium tonight (Thursday, May 18).

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Shakespeare, who had a brief spell on the England coaching staff last year and therefore knows all about our Three Lions contingent, has guided last season's champions comfortably into mid-table since taking the helm earlier this term, while we're assured of second place after another fine season which has seen us push forward in the upper reaches of the table once again.

Looking ahead to this evening's contest (kick-off 7.45pm), Shakespeare anticipates a tough match between two sides that battled for the title this time last year.

“When you come up against a team of Tottenham's quality and our desire to win a game, we should be in for an interesting game,” he said.

“Offensively again they're a bit similar to Manchester City (who Leicester lost 2-1 to at the weekend). Having worked with Harry (Kane) and Dele (Alli), I know the quality they've got.

“I think as a team they have progressed. They're very good both with and without the ball.

“They've finished second in the league and they've run Chelsea at full tilt for the title.”