Esteban Cambiasso: Leicester survival would be like trophy win

Esteban Cambiasso
Former Inter Milan midfielder Esteban Cambiasso has made 24 appearances for Leicester City this season

Leicester City midfielder Esteban Cambiasso has said Premier League survival would mean as much as winning another trophy.

The Foxes are bottom of the table with 19 points - seven points from safety with nine matches to play.

Former Argentina international Cambiasso, 34, has won 23 trophies to date, including five Serie A titles and the Champions League at Inter Milan.

"For me, it's like another cup," he told BBC East Midlands Today.

"When you start another season you have an objective, and this is the objective for us.

"For me, winning a cup or winning the league with another team is the same now as having the possibility to save Leicester in the Premier League."

Despite being without a league win since victory over Aston Villa in January, Cambiasso believes the Foxes can still avoid the drop.

"I understood when I signed for Leicester it's not an easy job to stay in the Premier League," he said.

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Cambiasso: Survival like trophy win

"It's a difficult situation but I think we have our chances to win matches. There's a quarter of the Premier League left to finish.

"I think some people think for Leicester all is finished. But I'm sure, because I watch my team-mates every day, we can save Leicester and stay in the Premier League."

Having enjoyed a career which has also included spells at Spanish giants Real Madrid, as well as Independiente and River Plate in Argentina, Cambiasso said he has no regrets about joining Nigel Pearson's side.

"Leicester always wanted me," he added.

"After these nine months or eight months, I'm very happy because my family is OK, and I'm good.

"I want a few more points, but all the rest is perfect."

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