Leicester's Marc Albrighton says Champions League goal will live with him forever
By Nathan Orr
Last Updated: 15/09/16 7:36pm
Leicester City midfielder Marc Albrighton says scoring the club's first Champions League goal will live with him forever.
It took the Premier League title holders just five minutes to go ahead on their Champions League bow against Club Brugge on Wednesday, with Albrighton finishing instinctively following a defensive error from Luis Hernandez's long throw.
A Riyad Mahrez brace followed, which helped guide Claudio Ranieri's side to a historic 3-0 victory over the Belgian Champions in Group G.
"It's massive. I'm not going to play it down because it's probably one of the biggest achievements of my career so far. It's massive for me and my family because it will live with me forever," Albrighton told LCFC TV.
"I can always look back and say I've done that and hopefully with a few more games left in the competition, I can chip in with a few more.
"Just to be there is sensational and to score is just that one better. For everything that my family have done for me and supported me throughout, it's massive for me, but it's massive for them as well. It's something that I'm sure they're all proud."
While the result against Brugge will live long in the memory of everyone involved, Albrighton has been quick to turn his attention to Saturday's Premier League fixture against Burnley.
Claudio Ranieri's side have won only one game in the Premier league this season and sit in 16th place.
"This has gone now. It's been nice to enjoy it but it's gone now. We'll have a meeting about Burnley now and we've got to get our heads switched on to them," added Albrighton.
"We'll have no problem focusing on that. We know that's our bread and butter. We need to concentrate on our league form and get some wins there and that's where it matters. Hopefully we can pick something up at the weekend, carry this form into the league and do a good job there."