Marc Albrighton: Relegation fight taught Leicester valuable lessons

Marc Albrighton says Leicester's incredible drive to stay in the Premier League last season has prepared them for their current title run-in.

The current league leaders seemed almost certain to be relegated last term before winning seven of their final nine games to stay in the division.

And although much has changed since then, including Claudio Ranieri's appointment as manager, Albrighton told the Daily Star the relegation fight taught the team a lesson in humility that has guided them this year.

"We know what is being said but we've seen a lot happen in that final period," the winger said. "Look at us last season. Who would have thought we would stay in the league?

"I'm sure a lot of people would have said we were going down and look at the turnaround we made.

"We have got to keep our feet on the ground. It is the old cliche but it's true. It's kept us in good stead so far so why change now?

"You have to pinch yourself that such things are happening. I've said before you just have to live for the moment and enjoy every minute of what we're doing because it might never arise again."

The lightning form Leicester showcased has been replaced by four 1-0 wins in their past five games, and Albrighton said his teammates are used to adjusting to new tactics on a weekly basis.

"There will be times in any season when you need to play in different ways and the last three home games are typical of that," he said.

"We've had to play in a totally different way to how we have all season. We have taken seven points so are managing it.

"The manager hasn't really been giving any different instructions. We need to concentrate on ourselves.

"If we are going to do anything this season we are going to have to learn how to win in different ways."