Shakespeare fires warning at Tottenham ahead of Leicester clash
By Matt Bullin
Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare has warned Tottenham that Thursday night’s clash will not be a dead rubber.
Tottenham have secured second place in the Premier League and Leicester do not have anything to play for, which has lead some calling the upcoming fixture a dead rubber.
Shakespeare has disputed these claims and he has told Spurs to expect an “interesting game”.
As quoted by the London Evening Standard, he told his pre-match press conference: “People have said we’re safe and Tottenham can’t finish any higher than second.
“When you come up against a team of Tottenham’s quality and our desire to win a game, we should be in for an interesting game.”
Subscribe to Football Insider TV now
Spurs missed out on the title by losing to West Ham last Friday night, but the team immediately bounced back to win in the final ever match to be played at White Hart Lane, beating Man United 2-1 on Sunday.
Shakespeare took the reins at the King Power Stadium in February 2017 following the sacking of Claudio Ranieri.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have won 10 of their last 11 Premier League matches and are bang in-form.
Meanwhile 11th-placed City are on a decent run of form themselves, and have won seven of their last 11 league games.
With a win Shakespeare’s side can move into eighth, while Spurs will remain in second no matter what the result.
In other Tottenham news, Pochettino must beat Liverpool to sign this Bundesliga ace.