Leonardo Ulloa is ready to make more important contributions to Leicester City’s Premier League title push as he gets set to take Jamie Vardy’s place against Swansea City.
Ulloa’s 95th-minute penalty salvaged a 2-2 draw with West Ham last weekend in a game that saw top scorer Vardy sent off for a second bookable offence following a dive.
The Argentine is likely to take Vardy’s place in the starting XI as Leicester welcome Swansea to the King Power Stadium on Sunday, when they will be looking to re-establish an eight-point lead over second-placed Tottenham – who take on West Brom on Monday.
Asked about his goal against West Ham by Sky Sports, Ulloa said: “I didn’t think about how important that penalty [was]. After the game I started to feel how important the goal was.
“I have more important contributions for the team. Always I am ready, I like playing with these team-mates. I enjoy to play, I enjoy to fight, I enjoy to give the option to help the team.
“I feel the changing room is relaxed [ahead of the Swansea game]. We know it is an important game but we are relaxed and it’s a normal week.
“In Argentina, in South America all the people speak about Leicester. Around the world the people speak about Leicester now because I think they have a little feeling about the team, about how we play.
“This is a different thing, a small team fighting with the big teams.”