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The Foxes are set to face Newport County in their FA Cup tie.
Leicester City defensive ace Jonny Evans has discussed the prestige of the FA Cup competition ahead of their match against Newport County this weekend. The former West Bromwich Albion defender has said that the Foxes have been focussed on the tournament since his arrival at the King Power Stadium in summer and are looking to have a lengthy run in the competition.
Speaking to the club’s official website, the North Ireland international said, “It’s obviously a really historic competition with a real prestige about it – I think over the years it always has been, even growing up as a kid.”
He added, “For me that was always the big one, getting to the FA Cup Final. I think maybe over the last couple of years the Premier League itself has taken a bit of shine off the competition but it’s one that everyone wants to win, especially a club like ourselves. Since I’ve come to the Club it’s been a competition that everyone has spoken about and it’s well within our sights.”
Speaking about Leicester’s quarter-final exit in the Carabao Cup, Evans said, “There was disappointment with that, but I think also it can give us something to cling on to and we were so close to getting to Wembley. We know that you have to concentrate in your games early on. There will be a couple of tricky fixtures early doors, like the game at the weekend. If you can get through them, before you know it, you’re really close to getting to the semi-final or the final at Wembley and that’s something that we’re all looking forward to.”