Puel calls on Foxes to balance emotions

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Claude Puel has called on his Leicester players to ensure their emotions do not hinder their performance against Burnley.

Claude Puel has called on his Leicester players to ensure their emotions do not hinder their performance against Burnley.

The Foxes are preparing for their first home fixture since the death of owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and do so on the back of returning from Thailand where his funeral was held.

Demarai Gray scored the only goal as Leicester won their first game since the tragedy last weekend at Cardiff but it is sure to be an emotional occasion on Saturday against the struggling Clarets.

A number of the squad have paid tribute to the positive influence the Thai billionaire had on their careers and Puel says they must use those emotions positively, rather than allow them to lose focus on the task at hand.

He said: ‘I think we need to find the right balance between the emotion and our concentration and focus.

‘It’s most important to manage our emotion around the next game and to have the possibility to give a good response.

‘We need to find this right balance. Of course we did not have a lot of training sessions but this journey was important for us.’

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