Schlupp hails Leicester unity

Date published: Saturday 9th May 2015 9:11

Leicester spent almost five months at the bottom of the Premier League and seemed destined to return to the Championship prior to last month’s run of five wins in six matches, which lifted them out of the relegation zone.

They extended that run to six from seven games with Saturday’s 2-0 win at home to Southampton and Schlupp admits Leicester are a side that playing with confidence.

“Being at the bottom for so long, it just brought everyone together really,” Schlupp told Sky Sports News HQ.

“We knew what was at stake and we really wanted to stay in the Premier League as everyone does. We knew that we really had to get the results to give ourselves a chance and I think we have done that really well.

“We’ve got great momentum now. I think that’s six wins out of seven at a crucial time so the boys are buzzing.”

Forward Jamie Vardy is pleased that Leicester are now reaping the rewards he believes the team have deserved all season.

“We’ve always thought that we can stay up and the performances recently have shown that,” he said.

“We’ve been full of confidence the whole season but just haven’t got the results that some of the performances have merited. Now it’s switched completely and we are getting the points.

“We just need to take it into the next game now, work on Sunderland’s strengths and weaknesses and hopefully pick up the points next week as well.”

Midfielder Dean Hammond added: “I don’t want to say we are (within touching distance of safety) but we are on a good run, we’ve got a good points total and we are confident.

“We have two massive games coming up, especially next week away from home at Sunderland. We’ll be ready for that and we’ll look forward to it.”

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