Barca On The Back Burner - Foxes First!
Nigel Pearson insists Leicester will not be making up the numbers when they face Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup.
Nigel Pearson: "It's an opportunity for us to go out there and show what we can do.
"City are an excellent side with an exceptionally strong squad, but we have to go into it with the freedom to go and play.
"I expect our players to go out there and make it exceptionally hard for Man City. I don't think it's one of those where we'll just try and enjoy the occasion.
"We've worked hard to get this far in the competition, I want our players to go out there with drive.
"For us it's about doing what we can to make life difficult for Man City.
"We've done well so far and we're having a good season in the league, this is a good opportunity to go out there and put a good show on. You never know with cup competitions.
"Whatever team they start with, it'll be very, very strong.
"They've proved that with how they've rotated for cup competitions and league fixtures, they've got plenty of depth in their squad.
"I'm pleased that my players have got an opportunity to play against one of the best sides, not just in this country but in the world.
"I think games like this, we've worked hard to earn this tie and I don't see any reason why we shouldn't go out there and try to enjoy it.
"But to enjoy it we've got to play well and give them a few problems.
"We're not daft, we know they're a very good side but I don't think we should go into this game with anything other than high expectations of ourselves to make life difficult for them. If we do that then who knows?
"But we're going to have to be at our best, there's no doubt about that, because they have such depth in quality."
Source: Manchester City MAD
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