Leicester City's Zak Whitbread sounds note of caution
Leicester City can't get carried away with their 6-0 trouncing of Ipswich Town, defender Zak Whitbread has warned.
City recorded their biggest victory for 30 years when they dispatched the Tractor Boys in emphatic fashion on Saturday and Whitbread said everyone within the camp were thrilled by the performance.
But while the victory will have boosted confidence after four previous games without a victory, Whitbread said City must refocus quickly as they face back-to-back away games at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday and return to Yorkshire to face Leeds United next Tuesday.
"We have been due a result like that for a while with the performances we have been putting in and the chances we have been creating," he said.
"The performances have been there and just a few things haven't gone our way recently.
"Credit to the lads, staff and everyone at the club for keeping their heads screwed on.
"We can't get carried away by it, just as you don't go too mad when you get beat. We are doing all right."
While the strikers were celebrating their goal glut, Whitbread said the defenders were taking great pleasure from their unparalleled seventh clean sheet of the season.
"We have been due one of those for a while and you need to keep them consistently in this league," he said.
"As a team, we have defended well and were very organised. It was a good performance in every area.
"It was a joy to watch some of the attacking play. The early goal took the pressure off but some of the attacking play was great and it means we don't have to do too much defensively, just keep our concentration.
"There was some great quality. We can take a lot of confidence from that."
On a personal level, Whitbread came through his sixth start in the last seven games and admits he is only just starting to get up to pace after missing the start of the campaign because of a troublesome calf injury he picked up last season.
"From past experience of coming back from a long injury, the adrenalin gets you through the first few games, but then you take a dip for whatever reason," he said. "It is hard to explain why. You are chasing games and you don't feel you have the quality and fitness there, but I felt a lot stronger against Ipswich.
"It is down to me to keep improving and get back to a level I am happy with.
"My legs seem to be going in the same direction as my head wants them to go now. That is all I can ask for.
"A few games before they were on the other side of the pitch. Hopefully, I can build on that now."