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'We'll go there to try and win' - Ademola Lookman boasts ahead of Leicester City's 2nd leg against Roma

Lookman believes his side has what it takes to get to the Europa Conference League final.

Mourinho is ready to knock out Leicester City when they visit Roma

Super Eagles of Nigeria forward Ademola Lookman has given his thoughts ahead of the Europa Conference League second leg semifinal clash between Leicester City and AS Roma.

Leicester City were held to a 1-1 draw by the Serie A outfit in the first leg played at the King Power Stadium on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

Lookman forced Leicester City's 1st European semi-final goal against Roma as Gianluca Mancini put the ball in his own net for the equalizer.

The Super Eagles star gave his best before being substituted for Ayoze Perez in the 84th minute as Leicester City could not find a late winner.

Speaking after the game, Lookman told the official Europa Conference League website that his team will do their best to book a place in the final.

He said, "There were times where we broke them down. We created the chances, but it's unfortunate we couldn't get the win.

"It's going to be a difficult game in the second leg with the atmosphere and their fans behind them. We'll go there to try and win."

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers was impressed with the way his team played and hopeful they can convert their chances when they go to Rome.

He added, "I thought we played ever so well. We really dominated the game. They've got dangerous players but I'm very pleased with the performance.

"You come into a semi-final and you want to start well, bring your tempo and intensity into the game.

"The only thing missing was the final bit of quality in the final third."

Lookman, who was nominated for the Player of the Week award, is expected to be in action when Leicester City face AS Roma at the Stadio Olimpico in the second leg scheduled for Thursday, May 5, 2022.

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