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Leicester ace Andy King eyes another super night in Copenhagen

By Nick Mashiter

Published 02/11/2016

Leicester City midfielder Andy King
Leicester City midfielder Andy King

Leicester midfielder Andy King is hoping the Foxes can become real heroes in Copenhagen tonight after last year's fancy dress party in the Danish capital.

The squad headed to Copenhagen for their Christmas do last December, with King, Danny Drinkwater, Matty James and Ben Hamer dressing up as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Shinji Okazaki was Bananaman while Jamie Vardy was the White Power Ranger and Robert Huth Batman.

Claudio Ranieri's side face FC Copenhagen knowing victory would seal qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League.

With the side top of Group G and five points clear with nine points, King wants to be celebrating in Copenhagen again.

"We had a great weekend. That sort of sums up the team spirit we've got in the camp," said the Wales international, who reached the Euro 2016 semi-finals with his country in the summer.

"We all came away for the Christmas party, we had a great time. But we're here for work now.

"There's still three massive games to go. We want to get across the line. It's the first time in this competition for us so it would be massive to qualify. We know how hard it's going to be but we've been enjoying it.

"Once you get a little taste of success people want more and the players are no different. We have really enjoyed the last 12 months but we want that to continue."

But Ranieri said: "Everybody wants to win but it's important to have everything in our hands. We can write a new chapter of the Leicester story but maybe not (tonight). It's important to concentrate. We are very close to achieving something special."

Copenhagen

Leicester City

Champions League:

Parken Stadium, Tonight, 7.45pm

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