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Ex-Leicester striker predicts Ndidi, Iheanacho will lift Europa League Cup

Former Leicester City striker, Tony Cottee, has said that Leicester City are ‘more than capable of lifting the Europa League trophy at the end of this season.

City are back in European action, after a break of two months, on Thursday night when they travel to the Czech Republic to take on Slavia Praha in the first leg of the round of 32 tie.

The foxes go into the game on a high after recording a memorable 3-1 win over reigning Premier League Champions Liverpool in their last outing on Sunday afternoon.

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Brendan Rodgers’ men are currently fifth favourites to win the tournament, behind Manchester United, Tottenham, Arsenal and AC Milan.

But Cottee said that City have what it takes to go all the way, as long as they don’t let themselves get complacent.

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Leicester are more than capable of winning this tournament, more than capable,” he told LCFCTV .

“They’ve got the players, they’ve got the talent, they’ve got the manager, they’ve got everything in place, they’ve just got to make sure there’s no silly slip-ups and that can easily happen in a game like this.”

“They’ve got the potential and the belief, and we’ve seen at the weekend [against Liverpool], the ability to go very far in this competition and they’ll go into it [the game against Slavia] as favourites,” he said.

“But they need to be as tuned in as they have been for the majority of the time this season.”

The second leg of the tie takes place at the King Power Stadium on Thursday, 25 February.

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