Foxes ace aims to put things right

Leicester City

Marc Albrighton has warned his Leicester team-mates not to panic as their title defence is turning into a relegation battle.

The Foxes won the Premier League with a 10-point cushion last term and only suffered three defeats in their 38 games.

However, things have not gone well so far this term with the side sitting just two points clear of the relegation zone after a third of the campaign, although they have qualified for the last-16 of the Champions League as group winners.

Leicester’s league situation could have been even worse had Islam Slimani failed to score a 94th-minute penalty which snatched a 2-2 draw against Middlesbrough at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

Claudio Ranieri’s men have failed to win in four league outings and face bottom side Sunderland at the Stadium of Light this weekend.

And Albrighton has called for calm and have belief that they can find the form which helped them create history last season.

“We’ve got to be the ones with the cool heads, the ones to take the blame, yes but we have to put our foot on the ball and try to make things right,” Albrighton told Foxes Player.

“We have put ourselves in this situation and we have to get ourselves out, and we will aim to do that.

“Something is not clicking at the moment, we don’t know what. There are so many tough games in this league, and it is probably a bit of everything.

“Maybe we are not used to the amount of games, but there are a few factors in it. We will keep trying and look for the next win.”