'All I have is all I give' - Cambiasso set on Leicester survival

Esteban Cambiasso is certain that Leicester are good enough to secure Premier League survival this season.

A storied career that has seen the 34-year-old travel through Spain, Italy and Argentina is continuing in England, with Leicester City the beneficiaries of his talent.

The midfielder’s first start for the Foxes came on Sunday, and he capped his full debut with a goal against Manchester United - the sixth of the game to level the tie 3-3.

Due to his increasing age, and the faster pace of the Premier League, Cambiasso has yet to play a full 90 minutes for Nigel Pearson’s men, but his impact upon the team has been noticeable to a large degree.

However, he is refusing to be drawn in by individual praise, with the good of the team the most important aspect of a football match. Speaking to the Leicester Mercury, the Argentine veteran - who, with 23 official titles, is the most highly decorated footballer from his nation - reversed all the praise he has received in recent weeks back onto his teammates, claiming that he is just one of many who requires others to function at the highest ability.

He said: “Without them, I can’t do anything. It’s the mentality in every squad.

“I like their quality. It doesn’t matter what league you are in, it is never easy to win the Championship. The reason they won the title last season is because they have quality.”

The signing of Cambiasso was lauded with praise upon its confirmation, with the Foxes securing a player who was still performing at the top end of Serie A. Despite arriving at a club whose main aim is Premier League survival, the midfielder has admitted that the mentality amongst the squad is the same as that within the Internazionale squad - everyone is a winner.

“I think Leicester City has this winning mentality,” he added.

“When you are promoted to the Premier League it’s because you have been winning.

“Leicester City’s manager and the players possess this winning mentality.

“All I have is all I give. I think we have all the requisites to stay in the Premier League. When we start the season, we have our objectives.

“With some clubs, it’s to win the league. For us, it’s difficult to aim for those things at the moment. I’ll be happy if we arrive at our objective.

“Now I need to help Leicester stay in the Premier League. I’ll give everything towards this and, if we can make it, I’ll be very happy.”

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