Danny Mills compares Leicester City to his old Leeds United team

Leicester City - King Power Stadium

Danny Mills says Leicester City remind him of his old Leeds United side.

Former England right-back Danny Mills has told BBC Radio 5 Live that Leicester City remind him of his old Leeds United team.

The Foxes are enjoying an outstanding season and are in genuine contention to win the Premier League title, with 10 games remaining.

Mills says that compared to Arsenal, who are haunted by failed title challenges of recent seasons, Leicester have a fearless approach, which reminds him of Leeds United's mentality in the Champions League back in 2000.

He said: "The burden of failure, does it stick with Arsenal? I think it probably does. I look at Tottenham and Leicester, their naiveity is their strength.

"The Leeds side, we had no respect for anybody. We went out and tried to kick everybody off the park.

"It pretty much worked. The teams we got past, Real Madrid, AC Milan, was unbelievable. We had the naiveity to go out and play our own game. Leicester have a similar mentality to that."

Leicester's biggest stroke of fortune is that they are enjoying a dream season in the very year the Premier League's big guns are falling apart, with Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool all struggling.

During Leeds United's best years in the early 2000s, they had to contend with a ruthless Manchester United, and an Arsenal side with Thierry Henry at his peak, with the two clubs pushing each other hard for the title.

If they had the opening Leicester appear to have this year, perhaps they could have mounted a similarly strong push - although given the state of the club right now, it seems like a million years ago and not 15 or so.

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