Leicester City boss Claude Puel respects Newcastle United's '˜quality'

Claude Puel is wary of the challenge Newcastle United will pose his Leicester City side at St James's Park tomorrow.

Friday, 8th December 2017, 3:05 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 4:55 am
Foxes boss Claude Puel (right) with winger Riyad Mahrez

The Foxes boss believes the Magpies have enough quality in their side to hurt City, especially with a "great manager" and the backing of the United faithful.

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"They are a good team and have a great manager with quality in the team," said Puel, to the club's official website.

"We have a lot of respect for Newcastle.

"They know themselves very well because they play together in the Championship. They had a good start to the season and they have good structure, good play and strong on the counter-attack.

"We need to keep a good concentration and focus on this team. It will be a difficult atmosphere because there will be 50,000 people cheering them on.

"It's another good challenge. It's important to play a good game, to continue to work and to keep building our momentum and confidence."