Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has confirmed his side are ready for a big game against Napoli in their Europa League group stage first leg on Thursday.
Schmeichel insists he wants Leicester to win the Europa League this season. But I admit it’s a very difficult job after last season The stop was stopped at the knockout stages of the last 32 defeated by Czech side Slavia Prague, as this season kicks off their group stage with Napoli at the King Power Stadium.
Kasper Schmeichel has confirmed Leicester City are ready against Napoli
“We want to go as far as possible in the Europa League, as always, we are convinced that it is possible to go all the way to the end of this competition. Even playing in Europe is never easy.”
“We don’t look at other teams. We only look at ourselves. When I think about the atmosphere in our dressing room I have reason to believe more. There are many top teams on this list. But I’m very confident.”
“I hope to have another special night. which hasn’t happened much lately. But I’m really happy. with another night that we have Playing without the supporters last season lost the excitement.”
“Tomorrow the top team will visit the King Power Stadium for the past ten years. They challenge the best teams in the world. And it’s always been a dangerous team. But we will be ready,” Schmeichel said.
Although Leicester are still known abroad for their astonishing Premier League victory under Claudio Ranieri, they have continued to impress in English football.
They finished fifth in the league last season and won the FA Cup, beating Chelsea in the Final.
“We want to get as far as we can. We feel we can go far. European football isn’t easy to achieve, so we’re going to make the most of it.”
Napoli fans will not be travelling to Leicester due to COVID restrictions, so Schmeichel hopes to make the most of the home advantage.
“I’m hoping for another special night. We haven’t had too many, but the ones we’ve had I thoroughly enjoyed. Being in the competition without fans last season, it detracted from the experience, those evenings.”