Date: 19th February 2016 at 4:57pm
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Skipper Wes Morgan has spoken of his pride in his Leicester colleagues given the opening half – and continuing – form during this season.

With Leicester still sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League table and clear of Arsenal by two points, despite last weekend’s loss to our fellow title challengers, Morgan has been in front of the media and speaking to lcfc.com he explained it had come as no surprise that players in the group had continued to reach and fulfil their potential following our end to last season, and he couldn’t have been more proud to skipper this side to the success we’ve had so far – even if nobody quite saw it coming like this.

‘I see these players day in and day out in training. They might not have shown it on the pitch previously but it`s coming out now, definitely. It`s a false statement to say they`re doing better than I ever imagined. I see the capabilities of these guys on the training field and they`re really at their peak at the moment – proving to everyone how good they really are. Not everyone gets to fulfil their potential in their careers. There have been many players tipped to get to the top and not made it, which can be a surprise. But there are players that you wouldn`t really say are destined to be at the top but come through and surprise everyone. I think there are players in our team that are there. I think people are really playing at their peak at the moment and the fact we`re winning and have belief is really helping.’

Having spent most of last season in bottom place in the table, it is obviously a complete role reversal with the weeks we’v spent in top spot now, but Morgan knew the spirit instilled under Nigel Pearson that finally came good on the pitch with the ‘great escape’ has just continued with minor tactical tweaks under new gaffer Claudio Ranieri.

‘We were probably one of the favourites to get relegated this season and it`s been far from that. We`re at the top of the league. Just saying that is a bit of a fairy tale. It`s a big surprise to everyone so far this season but we`ve got a real belief in ourselves. Last season I think we felt that we should have been in a better position than we were. We were playing a lot of games and we were coming off the pitch with nothing when we felt we deserved something. It was very frustrating. For whatever reason it all changed towards the last part of the season and we came good. We knew we were capable of competing at this level but so far this season everyone`s really stepped it up another level and it`s put us in the position we are now.’

Morgan went on to say that the only thing that has changed in many ways is we are now clicking on the pitch and showing what we’ve always been capable of.

‘The boys are proving on the pitch just how good we are compared to other teams out there and we`ve more than matched the teams that we`ve played this season, if not been better. From my point of view I think we deserve to be here and we`re in the position we deserve to be. We`ve had a great season so far. At the start of the season everyone`s focus was on avoiding relegation and I think we`ve surpassed that expectation and we`re at the point now where we know how good we are. We`ve played all the teams in this league and we`ve proven that we can be as good if not better than them. That belief is firmly within us and we`re just relishing the opportunity really and want to make the most of it.’

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