Schwarzer: Relegation was more pressure

Leicester goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer believes their title challenge is less pressure than what the the club was up against last season.

Claudio Ranieri’s side currently sit at the top of the pile in the Premier League and have three times the amount of points they collected at the same stage last term.

A run of seven wins in their last nine fixtures in 2014/15 saw the Foxes complete one of the most remarkable turnarounds in top-flight history as they were rooted to the foot of the table, seven points from safety after 27 games.

Schwarzer insists they are comfortable with the current pressure and the bulk of the players realise they might not ever have the same opportunity to win domestic honours again.

“I think the pressure could not have been any greater on us (last season) being in the position we were, being written off,” the former Chelsea keeper told Sky Sports News HQ.

“I think there is far more at stake staying in the league than actually winning it to a large degree, particularly for a club like Leicester.

“So I think that pressure was probably greater than what we are under now. What we have to keep reminding ourselves is that it is an incredible opportunity and we have to try and make the most of the opportunity in front of us.”