Claude Puel looks ahead to City


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Leicester boss Claude Puel has his sights set on quarter-final opponents Manchester City after seeing off Southampton the Carabao Cup.

The Foxes prevailed on penalties on Tuesday after a goalless 90 minutes at the King Power Stadium.

The first 10 spot-kicks were scored before Manolo Gabbiadini’s penalty was saved by Leicester stopper Danny Ward, with Nampalys Mendy sealing the victory for the hosts.

Puel’s men will take on Premier League champions and holders City in the last eight next month, and the Leicester manager is confident his side can cause an upset.

“We lost against Manchester City last season on penalties and it was very difficult for the team,” Puel told Sky Sports.

“We hope it can be different this time but it will be a tough game against Manchester City. To get through is fantastic for the team and I hope we can continue.

“The most important thing is to play the game with intensity and quality. It is a fantastic feeling for the squad to continue this journey in this competition.

“I am happy for all of my squad, all of the players because we can continue this journey.

“We can give game time for all of the players and for the feeling and mentality in the squad, it is very well.”

Leicester host Watford in the Premier League on Saturday and can be backed at 2.25 to come out on top. A win for the Hornets is 3.30 and a draw is 3.25.

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