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Premier League winner sees similarities in Leicester & Champions League semi-finalists

Leicester CityThe Leicester fans in the Transfer Tavern are planning their celebrations by the bar as they are one step closer to winning the Premier League title.

The Leicester City story seems to have not just captivated Great Britain but the whole of Europe. The Express spoke to Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis and he couldn’t help but compare his team to the team at the top of the Premier League.

The Atletico Madrid left back, who is preparing for a busy La Liga schedule, has compared Leicester’s fight for the Premier League and their own struggle in the Champions League.

“Epic things happen in football. Although there’s a difference in our budgets we are the team that plays most as a team.”

Luis also praises his own clubs team mentality and that it’s the team that wins them matches not just individuals, which again can be linked to Leicester’s heroics from Schmeichel to Vardy.

“We don’t have a megastar, we have a team where everyone runs, everyone fights for the player next to them, and that makes us stronger,”

Luis is himself a Premier League winner, having achieved success with Chelsea last term, and he’s also won La Liga with Atletico and reached the Champions League final back in 2014.

With both teams battling against big money clubs it’s hard to disagree with the Ex-Chelsea man. Atletico Madrid and Leicester are on course to cause what could be seen as a major power shift in Europe. It certainly brings some exciting times for football.

Leicester Fans…. do you see similarities between Atletico Madrid and Leicester? Let us know in the comments below!

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