Leicester City manager Claude Puel insisted winning the Carabao Cup title would be a brilliant tribute to the late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
The Foxes are currently 10th in the Premier League table and set to host Southampton in a fourth round Carabao Cup tie on Tuesday night. Srivaddhanaprabha died in a fatal helicopter crash just outside the King Power stadium following Leicester’s Premier League encounter against West Ham United on October 27.
Leicester have had an erratic start to their campaign and would be hoping to grind out a positive result in the Carabao Cup. Southampton came pretty close under Puel’s guidance back in 2017 when they reached the EFL Cup final but a Zlatan Ibrahimovic brace inspired Manchester United to the title.
Puel said, “It’s important to play all these games with the right desire and good aggressiveness and mentality. We have the squad to maintain a good level.
“It will be a good opportunity for the squad to perform together and to win something. We know the importance of winning something. The cup will be important for us.
“The chairman liked it a lot and it will be our desire to try to perform. We know the difficulties in the cup, but it’s a good motivation.”