Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel thinks it’s the small margins that have cost the team heavily.
Leicester have endured a torrid time in the 2017/18 Premier League season so far, ending up on the wrong side in three of their four league game.
A narrow opening day 4-3 defeat against Arsenal was followed up by an impressive 2-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion; however, it remains the Foxes’ solitary victory, who have lost 2-0 to Manchester United and 1-2 to Chelsea after that.
Currently sitting at 17th in the league table, Leicester City require a sharp change of fortunes to try and turn their campaign around as they aim for top six, a target that is increasingly looking unrealistic and out of reach.
Regardless, Kasper Schmeichel is fully convinced that Leicester have got a lot of reasons to be optimistic. Speaking to Sky Sports News, he said:
"“For us, if we look at the games that we have played, yes we have lost three of them but we have lost to three top sides,” Schmeichel told Sky Sports News.“But we haven’t been a million miles away in the games. It has been small margins that have made the difference.“The Arsenal game was a bit of a freak game. United were very, very good against us.“Obviously yesterday we missed a one-on-one and 40 seconds later we were 1-0 down. N’Golo has a speculative shot that takes a slight defection and it was just out of my reach.“So these small margins haven’t quite gone for us yet but I think overall when you look at our play we have got more than enough reason to be optimistic.”"
To be fair to Leicester City and Schmeichel, they have indeed been handed an extremely difficult start, so the defeats were more or less expected. There’s no shame in losing to Arsenal, Manchester United or Chelsea, since these are some of Europe’s elite capable of beating anyone on any given day.
Leicester City haven’t done too badly either if you’ve seen them play – it’s just that the fortunes haven’t gone their way, with their own chances going down begging and the others taking theirs. Obviously, there has been a lack of quality in the final third, but again, they all go in one day, the other, they rattle the woodwork.
Craig Shakespeare’s side next face Huddersfield Town at the Kirklees Stadium