Claude Puel keen to manage Leicester expectations


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Leicester boss Claude Puel feels some observers have unrealistic expectations regarding what his side can and should achieve after Saturday’s 4-3 loss at Wolves.

The Foxes won the Premier League title three years ago but Puel says challenging the top sides every season is an unrealistic goal for his squad.

The Frenchman has found himself under pressure to deliver and Puel has moved to defend his record, with Leicester currently ninth in the standings with 31 points from 23 games.

“We finished the first half of the season sitting in seventh place, just behind the six biggest teams,” Puel told French TV program Canal Football Club.

“In the [Carabao] Cup, we were eliminated on penalties by Manchester City. “But there is still quite a unique environment around the team since they won the title.

“I think there is a difference between the genuine capabilities of this team and the expectations, which are very big. “We go from a win to a defeat with vastly different feelings.

“You have to take it into consideration and just deal with it, while maintaining a certain emotional stability for the players, the staff and myself.”

Leicester face a tough trip to Liverpool in the next round of Premier League fixtures on Wednesday 30 January and they are 15.00 to claim all three points. A Leicester or draw result is 4.00 and a 2-1 success for the Foxes is 41.00.

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