Leicester captain Wes Morgan has said he believes his side can defy the odds again and defend their Premier League title.
The Foxes’ 5,000-1 success last year stunned the country, but bookmakers do not expect them to repeat it.
But defender Morgan, who will lead his side in Sunday’s Community Shield against Manchester United, told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Sportsweek: “Last season no one thought it was possible and we did it, so why not?
“We’re defending champions, we’re full of confidence and we know what we’re capable of.
“On our day we are capable of beating anyone, so I don’t see we can’t go ahead and do it again. We’ll be ready when the time comes.”
Manager Claudio Ranieri has kept the majority of his squad together, with midfielder N’Golo Kante, who has joined Chelsea, the only significant departure.
“Players want to stay — there’s such a togetherness in the team, such a family feel,” Morgan said.
“We lost N’Golo but, all in all, the nucleus of the team is the same, it’s still the same spirit.”
A first foray into the Champions League is another reason to remain at the King Power, with Morgan adding: “It’s unknown territory, but we’ve just got to relish the challenge.
“I’m sure we’re underdogs. so there’s nothing to lose.”