Former Nottingham Forest manager Stuart Pearce says he is backing Leicester City to win the title this season as they display all the football principles he agrees with, as shown in the ePlayer video above.
The Foxes currently top the Premier League table by five points with seven games remaining, a position very few could have predicted at the start of the campaign when considering the competition.
Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City are just four of the teams who have bigger financial clout yet money seemingly cannot buy what Leicester have instilled.
Normally Derby County and Forest would not wish well on their East Midlands rivals, but in a truly unique season the Foxes have the backing of them both including City Ground hero Pearce.
“I think English football has become a closed shop over a time with the money that Manchester United and City have paid on players. We think only four of five teams can actually win the league,” he explained.
“Leicester have shown teamwork. They’ve got some classy individuals in their group, but overriding that is a team and work ethic that if Leicester win the league, that is what has won them the league.
“And that for me is what football is all about. Grass-root level right the way through to international level - the team with the best spirit, the team which works hard enough for each comes away with the trophy.”
Many feel Leicester’s success this season would eclipse that of Brian Clough’s memorable triumph with the Reds, with some arguing in this day and age it is a much more difficult task.
The Foxes have four of their seven games left to play at the King Power Stadium, although with trips to United and Chelsea on the horizon there could still be plenty of twists and turns to come.