Leicester City fullback Christian Fuchs is praising his club’s defensive record this week post their weekend draw with Southampton.
Following the 0-0 draw at the King Power Stadium, Leicester are now up to five clean sheets this season and defender Christian Fuchs is proud of his teammate and his club for working so hard to keep goals out of the back of the net.
Although there have been several defensive displays that the Foxes will hope to forget this season, Fuchs believes his teams’ performance over the weekend is proof of their hard work in defense.
Leicester’s clean sheets against Arsenal, Burnley and Southampton in the Premier League and Club Brugge and FC Porto in the UEFA Champions League show they can get the job done against tough opposition.
Speaking to LCFC TV this mid-week, Fuchs discussed his sides resolute displays as of late and referenced the weekend result in his discussion:
"“It was a tough game for us, Southampton are good and in possession they keep the ball moving well.But we kept defending. It’s our fifth clean sheet in 10 games so I’m proud of that.”"
Fuchs and his teammates failed to get on the score sheet over the weekend despite having a great counter attacking opportunity and there have been recent articles discussing if the 4-4-2 that Claudio Ranieri is still their best formation.
However, Fuchs clearly still believes that it is:
"“We had a chance to get on the scoresheet and we didn’t, but it was a great team effort and we’ll take this one point.Southampton had the ball more often than us but that’s us. We’re always good for a goal on the counter attack, sitting back waiting for them.”"
As always the Leicester fans were in full voice at the King Power Stadium over the weekend and Fuchs continued to heap praise on the supporters with his final comments:
"“It was a pretty tough game to be honest but we gave our best in front of this amazing crowd……They have a feeling and know when we need them. They give us an extra push and this was the case today.”"
Leicester get back to regular season action on the 15th of the month when they travel to Stamford Bridge in a showdown with Chelsea.
The Blues ousted the Foxes from the League Cup 2-4 the week before the international break and the trip to London will likely inspire a thrilling clash between the two clubs.