Leicester City needs to prove they are worthy of a Champions League place by overcoming a less-than-ideal final five fixtures, Ayoze Perez has said. Prior to their 3-0 win over Crystal Palace, Leicester had not won a single game since the football resumed and Perez admits that the schedule is “not the easiest” and knows City have a job on their hands, with their top-rivals in good form.
Ayoze Perez said “They look strong, (Chelsea & Manchester United). They are performing well and getting good results. It’s not going to be easy – our schedule is not the easiest, but we’re ready to go. We know we’ve got five ‘finals’. It’s going to be crucial this last period. We need to make sure we protect what we’ve done so far and we can celebrate something important for us. (Manchester United on the last day) could be like a final you know. We’ll see. Football is not predictable at all. We’ve still got a couple of tough games to play. Hopefully by then we are already qualified. It would mean a lot (to qualify). I’ve not made my debut in the Champions League and It’s something you dream for always. The way we’ve done it, and for Leicester, it could mean a lot. It’s not done yet. It’s a big test for us because of the position we are, we are pushing to stay in the position, Arsenal is doing really well. It’s one of those games we need to prove why we are in the position we are and that we are a very good team, and show our strengths. We’ve done it before and we can do it again, but we need to ensure we’re ready to go.”