Leicester: Europa Conference League could “make its season”


Leicester’s run to the Europa Conference League semi-finals means it’s still “a decent season”, in the eyes of former Everton midfielder Leon Osman.

Brendan Rodgers’ side have struggled for consistency in the Premier League and are behind for a European spot with nine games remaining.

But Victory against PSV on Thursday sealed the Foxes’ first European semi-final and is fueling the dream of securing a Europa League spot next season.

“Leicester have had such an upward curve over the last few seasons and it’s almost impossible to sustain that,” Osman told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Football Daily podcast.

“There would always have been a dip, but they reached the semi-finals of a European competition. They had excitement and, if they can win it, it will make this season a very good one.”

BBC Radio 5 Live commentator Conor McNamara was with Osman in Holland to watch Leicester come from behind to progress and he agreed, saying the competition could “do its season”.

“Domestically, it’s been a disappointment,” he said. “They’re a team that are used to being in the Champions League, but that keeps their heads held high.”

The full analysis of Leicester’s win is available from 23:50 on BBC Sounds

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