The run that Nigel Pearson’s Leicester City side is on at the moment is not only a huge surprise in the current climate of the Premier League, but historic as well — it’s been nearly 50 years since a Leicester team has won four straight games in England’s top-flight league.
But as flattering as that particular stat is on Leicester, Pearson knows it’s still not quite enough to feel safe from relegation. Not even after Leicester’s latest victory, a 1-0 triumph against fellow relegation fighters Burnley. Pearson also knows that once you reach this point of a relegation battle, “it doesn’t matter how you win games,” as long as you win enough to stay up.
Speaking in his post-game television interview (above video), Pearson was quick to credit his side’s resolve while, in his eyes, they weren’t at their very best:
“We weren’t at our best in the sense that our football wasn’t exactly sparkling. I think we started the game well enough, but it was two sides totally committed to the game.
“We took advantage of what was a disappointing moment for them, missing a penalty. We were able to score straight after. It doesn’t really matter how you win games. It is about winning games, but I think the players have got rewards for their performances that we’ve put in over a long period of time.”