Eriksson - Passing Football Crucial To Promotion Push
By Joe Harris
Updated Friday, 18th February 2011
Sven Goran-Eriksson knows that his Foxes must prepare for the challenges they face in the upcoming weeks, starting with the visit of Bristol City to the Walkers Stadium tonight.
Leicester are edging closer and closer to the Championship play-offs with every passing match and the City boss will be keen for his side to continue their winning ways against struggling Bristol City tonight.
Leicester will be high on confidence after putting in a stunning performance away at rivals Derby County last Saturday.
Sharp passing, intelligent movement and clinical finishing saw a confident City side come away from Pride Park with all three points as well as bragging rights over their East Midlands neighbours.
However, Eriksson has warned that his side are likely to struggle to play such attractive football tonight as the relegation threatened Robbins will look to do everything in their power to break up the Foxes free-flowing football.
Eriksson told the Leicester Mercury: 'It is a difficult game and it is made even more difficult because we are on a good run and everyone is more determined to stop us and beat us.
'Because we are playing well, we are there to be shot down, and we have to deal with that.
'I expect them to be very aggressive. We have to deal with the fact that teams will try to stop us from playing our football, like Derby. We have to try to play it short. Then, if it is impossible, we have to kick it long. It is important that we try to play.' The City boss added.
Eriksson knows that his side face a genuine challenge from the visitors tonight, having witnessed his side fall 2-0 at the hands of Bristol City earlier in the season.
But, the visitors face a Leicester side that has been drastically improved by Eriksson during the January transfer window and the Foxes faithful will have every reason to be confident going into tonight's clash.