Maintaining momentum is very key – Leshabela

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After their recent form in the English Premier League 2, South African attacking midfielder Khanya Leshabela says that the team is doing well and must keep going forward with the momentum that they have been building.

The ‘Young Foxes’ struggled to get consistent results at the start of the 2020/21 season, mostly due to losing most of their players to loans and some being promoted to the club’s first team.

The 21-year-old has also made immense progress since the start of the season having made the first team bench in two Europa League games for the Foxes, his recent came against Zorya Luhansk on Thursday night.

 

In their recent game the U23 squad defeated Tottenham Hotspur on Monday night and on Friday they take on Chelsea who sit just above them on the table.

Speaking to the club’s official website the creative midfielder said it will be good to keep going with the same energy. “We’ve just got to keep the momentum going from now, push on and hopefully jump higher up in the league table. We always pick each other up when we’re down and we’re quite a close group. We’ve handled our bad run very well and turned it around,” he explained.

“The thing with the Under-23 league is that there are no easy games, so everyone is difficult. We’ve just got to go into it with the same mentality as the past few games and just take it from there.”

  

He expressed his joy at how the team has turned things around and looks sharper and he especially singled out the Tottenham game as a prime example.

“I think the main thing was to keep our heads, keep our shape, because they (Tottenham Hotspur) have some good players. Sometimes it’s very difficult to stay in shape, but overall, I thought we handled the situation well and of course we got the second goal. From then on, we were cruising and that’s well done to the lads,” he added. 

“When you go on a bad run, it’s very easy to drop your heads, but everyone’s very close, we’ve all got good relationships with each other and I guess that helps a lot. We always pick each other up when we’re down and we’re quite a close group. We’ve handled our bad run very well and turned it around,” he concluded. 

It remains to be seen if he will be able to play on Friday night against Chelsea after he travelled with Brendan Rodgers’s team to Ukraine to face Zorya Luhansk in their 5th Europa League group game on Thursday. 

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