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Leicester not getting carried away - Schmeichel

06 April 2016, 17:56

London - Leicester City are staying grounded despite requiring just 12 points from their final six games to complete an extraordinary Premier League title triumph, according to goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

A year ago, the east Midlands club were bottom of the table and six points adrift of safety, but Sunday's 1-0 win over Southampton left them seven points clear of second-place Tottenham Hotspur at the summit.

Schmeichel, son of former Manchester United great Peter, was part of the team that secured promotion from the Championship in 2014 and he believes that that success will stand him and his team-mates in good stead.

Also read: Arsenal can still catch Leicester - Mertesacker

"Granted it was in another league, but a lot of us have done this before," he said, in comments published in British newspapers on Wednesday.

"A lot of those players are still here from that period and we know what it's like. Like I say, it's a different level this time, but it's the same type of thing. You've got to take it one game at a time.

"If we start looking ahead after Sunderland (on Sunday) then we're not going to put our full focus on Sunderland, which is what we need to do because that's a tough, tough game.

"It's about the whole mentality of taking each game as it comes. We are under no pressure at all and it's great. The pressure was last season when your back is against the wall and you're fighting for you lives.

"A relegation means everything to a club, to a city, to a whole community, as people could lose their jobs. That would have been catastrophic. That was real pressure. This is just great. We're enjoying this."

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