Leicester City coach Claude Puel admits his team need to qualify for Europe in order to keep their best players going forward.
The Foxes are ninth in the Premier League table and look like they can mount a challenge for the Europa League places come May.
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Puel’s men are just a point behind sixth-placed Everton and they are unbeaten in seven matches ahead of their clash with Tottenham on Saturday night.
The likes of Ben Chilwell and Harry Maguire continue to be linked with moves away from the King Power Stadium and Puel admits European football would match their ambitions.
He told Sky Sports: “I think it would be better, of course. We know the difficulties, it’s so difficult. “We normally have six top clubs and without a problem, it’s difficult to finish in that top six. “After that, there are one or two more places, from the cups.
It’s difficult, but of course it would be a fantastic feeling for this club (to achieve Europe). “We will see at the end of the season.
It’s not just a concern of Harry, I think it’s a concern of a lot of players. “If they can see the club makes improvements in its structure and in the quality of the squad to perform and compete with the top clubs in the table, I think we can respond to their ambition.”