Marc Albrighton says Leicester can take plenty of positives from the Manchester City defeat that will serve them well against Chelsea. Albrighton levelled with 17 minutes of Tuesday night’s quarter-final remaining, just his second goal of the season, to take the tie to penalties, before City went through.
The Foxes go to Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday before welcoming Manchester City again on Boxing Day, in what is a daunting looking couple of games.
They were second best in the first half on Tuesday night but improved after the break to give Albrighton encouragement ahead of the weekend. “For us to put on a second-half performance like we did, we’ve got to take encouragement and confidence from that and take it to Stamford Bridge,” he told LCFC TV.
“We’ll go there and put up a good fight and get a result. We’re disappointed because we came so far and took Manchester City all the way. “We said before, if we can get them to penalties we need to make sure we finish them off. We did half of that but didn’t do the full job.
“We were saying as we were watching the penalties that ‘this is our year, we’re not going to let last year happen again’, and unfortunately it did.”