King says wily Foxes can become regular title challengers

Date published: Wednesday 23rd December 2015 1:54

Andy King: Happy to see Leicester challenging for title

Andy King: Happy to see Leicester challenging for title

Andy King thinks Leicester can become regular challengers at the top end of the Premier League table – but feels winning the title this season is a “big ask”.

The Foxes have been in unstoppable form this season – with only one loss all campaign – and will top the Premier League table at Christmas.

King, who has had to settle for substitute appearances for much of the season, admits winning the title would be a big ask but says there is a belief among the players.

“It’s a big couple of years, challenging for the Premier League title is obviously a big ask, but I don’t see any reason why we can’t get in the top four or six, or even the top eight to start with and then try and build from there,” he told Sky Sports.

“That’s the owners’ vision. That’s what they set out when they first took over the club. He’s [Ranieri] an experienced manager, he’s managed in Europe and is doing really good job here.

“He’s aware that he’s inherited a good team and squad and maybe even better than what he thought he might be getting.”

King thinks Claudio Ranieri’s side possess the strength and depth to help them continue their incredible first half of the season.

“When the fixtures were drawn at the start of the season we thought December could be a really tough period for us if we didn’t make a good start,” he added.

“We then lost to Arsenal and people thought ‘is that it, is that them finished now?’ and we’ve bounced back and now we’re 10 unbeaten again, so we’ve got resilience and quality in depth which we can call upon when needed.”

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