Boubakary Soumare wants erratic Leicester to put pain of Arsenal loss behind them

The Foxes have won two of their last eight top flight games ahead of Sunday’s game at Leeds

Nick Mashiter
Saturday 06 November 2021 11:51
<p>Soumare (right) and Arsenal’s Martin Odegaard, pictured in last weekend’s match at Leicester</p>

Soumare (right) and Arsenal’s Martin Odegaard, pictured in last weekend’s match at Leicester

Boubakary Soumare revealed inconsistent Leicester City are hurting as they struggle to hit top gear.

Brendan Rodgers’ side have won just two of their last seven Premier League games ahead of Sunday’s trip to Leeds.

They lost 2-0 at home to Arsenal last weekend as their stuttering season continued.

The Foxes also drew 1-1 with Spartak Moscow in the Europa League on Thursday and Soumare is eager to return to winning ways at Elland Road.

The midfielder told LCFC TV: “The defeat against Arsenal really hurt us. We will be giving everything out on the pitch to bounce back and show what we’re truly capable of and ultimately win the game.

“I have to say, since I’ve arrived here, just about all the teams we’ve faced play in a similar way (to Leeds).

“We know, ahead of all games, they will be a challenge.

“It’ll be tough. We know this will be no different against Leeds, particularly on the back of a defeat against Arsenal. We’re going to get our heads up, get going again and we’ll do our utmost to bring the three points home.

“It’s the characteristic of English teams. They’re very physical, very quick, and it just means we have to step up as well and make our presence felt on the pitch. I’ve come from the French league, which is also pretty physical, pretty technical as well.

“Coming here was the next step up for me so it’s up to me to step out on the pitch, make my presence felt and also to show the qualities I have as a player.

“I think things have gone really well (since joining Leicester), to be honest. Obviously, when I arrived, everything was brand new. Everyone’s been extremely warm, extremely welcoming – the staff, the players – everyone associated with the club. I’m pretty happy with the way thing have gone.

“I think I’m still adapting, but as I’ve already said, everyone’s really helping me. I think I’m making good progress and heading in the right direction, certainly.”

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