Alan Shearer shares what Peter Schmeichel has told him about Leicester City's success

Leicester City are currently sat at the top of the Premier League table.

Alan Shearer has told Coral that Peter Schmeichel says Leicester City’s form transformed when they realised that they did not need to adapt their style to play Premier League football.

Schmeichel has a good insight into Leicester’s squad, as his son, Kasper, plays in goal for the Midlands side.

Leicester got promoted from the Championship by looking to spring forward on the counter, but in the early stages of their first Premier League season back in 2014/15, the Foxes tried to play a possession game.

The alteration did not work, and Leicester, who were then managed by Nigel Pearson, were stuck down at the bottom of the league standings until February.

However, Pearson decided to adopt a more basic approach towards the back end of the campaign, and all of a sudden Leicester’s results were transformed.

The Foxes climbed out of trouble and, after sacking Pearson, they have made vast strides this campaign.

Leicester are now topping the Premier League standings, and Shearer believes that their rise can be attributed to the tactical change Pearson made last campaign, which Ranieri has been bale to build upon.

“I was speaking to Peter Schmeichel about Leicester’s amazing form, and he was telling me what his son Kasper had said,” the former Newcastle United striker said.

“Apparently when they first came up into the Premier League they thought they had to change, and play more possession football and they struggled to adapt.

“Then the penny suddenly dropped with nine or ten games to go and Nigel Pearson decided that they would go back to basics, they were unbeaten in their nine games, and they performed a miracle.”

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