Former Leicester City goalkeeper Ricardo has made the Foxes the underdogs for tonight’s Champions League clash against Porto.
Speaking to Rádio Renascença in Portugal (via Notícias ao Minuto), the retired footballer said: “Porto’s history speaks for itself, unlike Leicester, who were in the Championship for some time and have been walking far from the European stages.”
The 40-year-old also said that “Porto’s weight is something else” and “the experience” of the players would make a win in England possible.
But Ricardo also spoke good things about Leicester while remembering his time at the club. He said he misses the “vibrant fans” who supported him during his spell.
The former goalkeeper actually had a very short stay at the Foxes. He joined the club on a free from Betis in January 2011 and stayed for only a few months, as he was released in that summer and ended up signing for Vitória de Setúbal.
He later joined Olhanense, where he finished his career in 2014. Ricardo collected 79 caps for the Portuguese national team.