Swansea City manager Michael Duff has expressed his firm belief that Leicester City, bolstered by the formidable Nigerian duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi, will emerge victorious in the Championship and secure a coveted spot back in the Premier League.
Duff’s confidence stems from his assessment that the Foxes possess a stronger and more unbeatable squad than last season’s runaway champions, Burnley, Footballrover reports
Swansea themselves are aiming for a fifth consecutive league victory when they host Leicester on Saturday at the Swansea.com Stadium.
Acknowledging the daunting task ahead, Duff highlighted the upcoming clash with Leicester, who have won 10 of their 11 league games this season, as potentially the toughest game of the season for his team.
The 45-year-old former Barnsley boss, quoted on BBC Sport, stated,
“I think they will win the league. I think they are better than Burnley last year, which probably tells you everything.“
Leicester currently sits atop the Championship standings, having scored an impressive 23 league goals while conceding a mere six so far this season.
The team has retained a significant portion of the squad that faced relegation from the Premier League last year.
Anticipating a challenging encounter, Duff acknowledged that they would face periods of struggle without possession due to Leicester’s strength, but emphasized their intention to avoid a purely defensive approach and strive for a positive outcome throughout the match.
He further emphasized his team’s unwavering resolve, highlighting their recent performances as proof of their ability to both attack and defend effectively.
He acknowledged the need for peak performance but dispelled any notion of anxiety, asserting their determined intention to pursue victory.
The Super Eagles duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi have been instrumental in Leicester’s success this season, consistently delivering stellar performances.
Iheanacho boasts an impressive five-goal involvement in 11 appearances, while his compatriot, Ndidi, has contributed significantly to the team’s attacking prowess with four goals.
Their combined efforts have fueled Leicester’s quest for Championship glory and a return to the Premier League.