Virgil van Dijk confident ahead of King Power trip

Southampton hope to leave a dint in Leicester's title challenge as they go up against Vardy and co. on Sunday.

Virgil van Dijk confident ahead of King Power trip
Van Dijk after scoring in the reserve fixture. | Photo: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images Europe

Virgil van Dijk believes Southampton can head to Leicester City full of confidence, despite the Foxes’ incredible season so far.

The Dutchman, talking about the game at the King Power Stadium, said: “It’s going to be a very good game. I’m ready for it, and I think everyone will be ready for it come Sunday."

Party time is over

Man of the moment, Jamie Vardy and his side are currently five points clear at the top of the Premier League table and are the favourites to take the crown with just seven games remaining.

Van Dijk has been impressed with Claudio Ranieri’s outfit this season, but believes that the “Saints are in a good place" themselves at present.

The defender, who was speaking after the Netherlands’ 2-1 win over England at Wembley on Tuesday night, also added: “It’s a big game for both teams. They are in a very good place, but we’re also trying to push for the European places.”

No doubt that Saints go into the game as underdogs but - with back to back wins before the International break - confidence is flying high at St Mary's. “It’s going to be a very good game," van Dijk commented. "I’m ready for it, and I think everyone will be ready for it come Sunday.”

Van Dijk has been a rock all season (Photo Source - Telegraph)
Van Dijk has been a rock all season. | Photo: The Telegraph

The Saints are marching in to town

Leicester, who have only lost one game at home this season, could go eight points clear of Tottenham Hotspur if results go to plan, but van Dijk has different ideas.

The defender admitted the Foxes have "been amazing this year" and that "everybody" can appreciate that. However, he feels the Saints "have been very good lately" and has high hopes they can "can get a good result and be in the running the European places".

Southampton and Leicester do battle at 13:30 on Sunday and with the reverse fixture ending 2-2 earlier on this season at St Mary's, this has the potential to be a great game.