Ulloa wants seventh heaven when Leicester visit Sunderland

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LEICESTER City hitman Leonardo Ulloa is targeting seventh heaven for the Foxes at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.

Both Leicester and hosts Sunderland are both still battling for their lives at the wrong end of the Premier League – with the two sides hitting form at just the right time.

Leicester have, incredibly, won six of their last seven matches to climb spectacularly from the foot of the table, while Sunderland have roused themselves with seven points from their last three matches to edge ouf of the drop zone.

Going into Saturday’s crucial clash, Sunderland are two points better off than third-bottom Hull City, with Leicester having an extra point to their name.

Looking at the trip to Sunderland, former Brighton striker Ulloa told lcfc.com: “It is a very important game for us but Sunderland have a good opportunity in this game because they are more confident now.

“They have done well as well. They win some games, but it is more important for us.

“We just focus on this game and afterwards we look at the other results. But it is an important game and if we win it is great for us.”

Nigel Pearson’s Foxes know that they are not safe yet, despite their heroic run, which has seen them beaten only by champions Chelsea in the last seven matches, with Southampton the latest club to be sunk by an inspired Leicester.

“Yes, we are on a good run, but I don’t think about this, I think about this game and it is a very important result for us,” said Ulloa, as he reflected on last week’s victory over Saints.

“I think it is very important that we started quickly and scored early because after that we can play better. We can relax and play with less pressure.

“I think the team has done that in the last seven games and we have played well.

“We need the same intensity at Sunderland. It will be a very difficult game for us we can go there with lots of confidence.”