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Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer is the Premier League's all-time top scorer with 260 goals and a leading TV pundit from the BBC's flagship football programme Match of the Day. Euro '96 Golden Boot winner Alan will be sharing his thoughts on all things football every week throughout the 2016/17 season.

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Shearer shares his thoughts of Leicester’s dual challenge

Coral sat down with ambassador Alan Shearer to exclusively discuss Leicester City’s dual challenge this term, after an impressive Champions League display.

You can listen to Shearer’s Foxes thoughts in the video below, but we’ve also picked out the best quotes from this latest interview…

“The fun may just continue”

Former Newcastle United striker and Prem winner Shearer has praised Claudio Ranieri’s flying Foxes for their extraordinary European feat: “To have won their [Champions League] group with a game to spare is another great achievement.”

Shearer shares his Leicester dual challenge thoughts.

Shearer shares his Leicester dual challenge thoughts.

“They have been superb in the Champions league this season, but obviously very poor in the league by their standards, but it’s been another great achievement and they’ll be thinking to themselves that if they can get a good draw, which is possible as they are top of the group, then why not, the fun may just continue.”

However, there seems to be a disparity between European and league form and Shearer has his ideas why: “It tells you what a great achievement them winning league last year was, the teams they’re coming up against know what they are about now, know what their tactics are.”

“They are new to the Champions League and it’s fresh and all the excitement is still there, so I think that’s the reason why, at the minute it’s probably a little bit dull to play in the Premier League, but they’ve now go to get back to winning games.”

“They are a point or two off relegation, the pressure will now be on them to get some results and they should be able to do that now they are safely in top spot of their group.”

“It wouldn’t surprise me at all if Leicester were to get back to winning ways”

Shearer, the Premier League’s all-time leading scorer, has backed the Foxes to get back on track against their weekend foes: “It’s a tough game, Middlesbrough need the points and without doubt Leicester need them.”

Shearer expects the Foxes to get back to league winning ways against Boro.

Shearer expects the Foxes to get back to league winning ways against Boro.

“It wouldn’t surprise me at all if Leicester were to get back to winning ways, they can start to focus again on Premier League football and try to do what they did last season, which is sit deep and hit teams on the break and start to score goals. [Jamie] Vardy has to get amongst the goals again.”

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