Luis compares Foxes to Atletico

Atletico Madrid defender Felipe Luis feels the success of Claudio Renieri and Diego Simeone has proven that modest clubs with smaller budgets can also compete with the elite.

Leicester City are three points away from the most unlikely title wins in English Premier league history, and Luis, who won a Premier League winners medal last season with Chelsea, feels Atleti share many similarities with the Foxes.

"Look at what is happening this year with Leicester, they are a modest team and are almost champions in the Premier League," he told Goal.

"Epic things happen in football. Although there's a difference in our budgets we are the team that plays most as a team.

"We don't have a megastar, we have a team where everyone runs, everyone fights for the player next to them, and that makes us stronger.

"The team thinks a lot collectively, nobody thinks individually, that's the most positive things that we have.

"We've had a lot of bad and good moments in the season and now we are stable, we have players who are getting better and better."

Leicester have the opportunity to win the Premier League by beating Manchester United at the Theatre of Dreams on Sunday.

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