Marc Albrighton Tells Teammates to Pick Themselves Up Following Heavy Chelsea Defeat

Published on: 15 October 2016

Leicester City midfielder Marc Albrighton has urged his side to 'pick themselves up' following Saturday's 3-0 thrashing at the hands of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The 26-year-old called for an immediate response as Leicester prepare to face FCCopenhagen in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The draw leaves the Foxes in 13th after eight games, a far cry from their title-winning form of last season.

But Albrighton admits that there is 'no point dwelling on the result' insisting that his side must 'dust themselves off and go again' in order to recapture last season's form.

"We've got to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and go again," he

"There's no point dwelling on it. We need to get this out of our minds and get back to what we're good at: fighting all over the pitch, getting the spirit of the team, getting in people's faces, be harder to play against, harder to beat and be harder to score against.

"We've got to stop what we're doing to get ourselves in this position.It's not good enough. We're too easy to score against, we're too easy to beat.We as players need to stand up and be counted."

Although Eden Hazard's goal at the weekend took a fortuitous stroke of luck, Albrighton believes that 'you create your own luck' and that only they are responsible for the poor start this season.

"I'm a keen believer that you create your own luck," he added.

Marc Albrighton failed to complete a single pass in the first 30 minutes against Chelsea.

He only attempted four.

"Last year we had the rub of the green on many occasions.If you're not doing the basics and you're not fighting as well as you can, things like that go against you."

Chelsea meanwhile continue to look strong under new boss Antonio Conte, who deployed a dynamic 5-4-1 formation in Saturday's win.

Blues defenderGary Cahill toldChelsea TV: "Two clean sheets and two wins. Getting that momentum going is very important for us.

"We're aware we've let some goals in early on (this season).

"It is different when the new manager comes in and we adopt different tactics and different styles. We have to adjust.

"We've gone to a back five. We're playing it well."