By 90Min
February 19, 2019

Leicester City defender Ricardo Pereira has claimed that the Foxes' need to mature quickly if they are to find consistent form this season.

The Portuguese has experienced a strange first season in England after joining from FC Porto in the summer, having been on the winning team against Chelsea and Manchester City, but also losing 12 times in the Premier League during the campaign.

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The 25-year-old full back has put the Foxes' patchy form down to their youthfulness, whilst also claiming that they need to learn their lessons fast in order to improve.

Pereira told Leicester City's official website (as quoted by Leicestershire Live): “It’s been a little bit irregular.

“We’ve had good games and we’ve had bad games. We had good games that we lost, and we had some bad games that we won. It’s a long season and we need to be more regular, more consistent.

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“It will make the difference in some games. If we can’t win, we can’t lose, like against Wolves for example. We have to be more mature. With the games, we will start learning that and improving that.

“We know every game here, it’s difficult. Sometimes we play against first or second and we won, and we play against the last and we’ve lost.

“It’s difficult to explain, sometimes there’s a lot of circumstances in the game with players whether it’s home or away.

“We have to be ready for that during every game, because we have to enter every game like it’s the best team in the world because you never know what could happen here. We have to improve that.

“There are very good players in all teams, players that can decide the game. For sure, it’s the most competitive championship I’ve played in.

“If we don’t win, we have to wait for the next game. Sometimes we have to wait for one week and we have to train with the game in our memory. We want the next game to arrive fast so we can give another image.”

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Pereira and his Leicester City team mates will be hoping to grab their first win since New Year's Day as they take on Brighton at the King Power Stadium in their next Premier League fixture on 26 February.

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