Leicester City caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare said that players clearly showed growing in confidence in every game. They had suffered a dramatic slump in the form of this season after incredible success which finally cost to Claudio Ranieri job.
However, they have enjoyed a revival under the Shakespeare, winning continuous games against Hull and Liverpool with the players Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy which shows that signs of remembering their best performance.
Key player Vardy played nine games without any goal before scoring in Seville in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie games and chased up with a double against Liverpool, whereas Jamie had scored his first goal in the first open in this season league against Hull.
The 53-year-old caretaker manager Shakespeare said that ‘it wasn’t just his talismanic pair that is remembering their best form.
“I think we’ve all been pleased but I don’t think it matters where the goals come from, but it was great to see Jamie scoring again. I think players thrive on confidence.”
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“If you saw our defensive players and Kasper making saves and our back players stepping in, players will thrive on confidence and I’m hoping result give us the confidence to do that.”
“Players in general do thrive on confidence and I’m hoping the results give us the kick-start to do that,” said Shakespeare.
He believes that the criticism ranked at the players from parts of the media has keen to his squad. Shakespeare said “They all were (determined to prove a point).
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“With the criticism levelled at them, whether it gave them that extra fire in the belly that is for everyone else to decide. I am just really pleased with how they dealt with the pressure. I think they have been in a no-win situation, but they have dealt with it really, really well.”