Cup chance won't distract Foxes

22 April 2021 19:02:00 GMTPlus10

Brendan Rodgers insists his side will keep pushing in the Premier League and will not become complacent after reaching their first FA Cup final since 1969 at the weekend.

Kelechi Iheanacho continued his superb form for the Foxes by scoring the only goal of the game in their 1-0 win over Southampton in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday.

The win confirmed Leicester will play in their first major final since 2000, when they won the League Cup, and the Midlands outfit will take on Chelsea for the chance to win the FA Cup next month.

The final will provide former Celtic and Liverpool boss Rodgers with the opportunity to win his first major silverware in English football but the manager is trying to keep his feet on the ground.

Leicester are still battling for a top-four spot in the Premier League this season and Rodgers is wary of letting the FA Cup final distract his team from securing a Champions League berth.

Speaking about his team's recent success, Rodgers said: "There's been a great feeling over the last couple of days.

"But what is important is you can't be comfortable with it. It's been over 50 years since the club has been to the final, which is amazing, but when that comes we want to win it.

"You don't soften up. We want to be challenging. We want to set our base camp towards the summit of this league, so that we can fight and challenge for honours."

Leicester face West Brom in the Premier League on Thursday and they are 1.61 to win.

The Foxes are 1.28 to secure a Premier League top four finish.

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