'He is a striker, a goalscorer, and we must control him.
"One of the most important things, and we can not ever lose it, is our main idea".
He admits he has spoken to Slimani about the best way to overcome their Portuguese opponents. Only two teams scored more goals than Claudio Ranieri's team last season, and only two teams conceded less as they won the Premier League. We respect them a lot but we will also try to win.
It is an intriguing subplot on what will be yet another landmark occasion for the this remarkable Leicester side.
We have a massive game, our first in the Champions League at home and we will have to turn it around.
After sailing to a 3-0 victory over Club Brugges a fortnight ago, opportunity now abounds to edge closer towards qualification.
Porto are now third in the Portuguese Liga, three points behind leaders Benfica, following a 3-1 home win over Boavista on Friday. "Schmeichel trained normally today".
"In the last 10 years, they won six titles".
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He has a 94.1 rating, three TDs and a completion rate of 60.6 percent. "He's known for getting in space and making big plays". AB's going to get his catches, he's going to get his yards because he's the best in the business and we all know that.
"Yes, I spoke with him about Porto", said Ranieri. They are a little scared but the referees told them the rule is the same - we can pull, but now they are scared about it. It's not new. The rule is the same. We can pull, but now they are scared about it.
I fancy Leicester to win this; however, their record of having kept only three clean-sheets in eight games this term suggests backing a home win with goals for both teams and +2.5 goals is good value at 15/4 and 43/40. We can concede a goal but I want to see us react every time.
Heung-Min Son was brilliant on Saturday but I think Spurs will still miss Harry Kane, so I think they'll have to settle for a draw, which would still be a good result.
"Now we are leaving four metres". Now we have to go back to our strengths.
Who is the best counter-attacking team in the Premier League?They didn't finish the game particularly well against Middlesbrough and there will have been very little time between returning to London and setting off to Russian Federation.
A match against Porto could be just what they need, however: while fearsome on home soil, the Portuguese giants have a bad record in England, having lost 15 of their 17 matches on these shores. In Ranieri's words, it's time to "continue the fairytale" for the supporters.
"In Bruges it was a surreal feeling -- you walk out on a Champions League carpet, through a Champions League arch", said winger Marc Albrighton, who scored Leicester's opener in Belgium. 'It's special - there's no getting away from that'. "You know I decide the night before to see if he's available tomorrow", Ranieri added.