King utilising Foxes' Euro experience

King utilising Foxes' Euro experience

Andy King says playing in the Champions League for Leicester this season has been perfect preparation for Wales' World Cup qualifiers.

King is poised to win his 37th cap for his country in Austria on Thursday night and the Foxes midfielder admits featuring for his club in Europe this season means he's even better equipped to cope with international football.

The 27-year-old believes he has benefited from being part of Leicester's debut Champions League campaign and, speaking ahead of the trip to Vienna, he admits he's ready for more action for his country.

He said: "The more games you can play against European players and their style of play the better. Playing in the Champions League will help me on the international stage and vice-versa.

Wales kicked off their qualifying campaign for the World Cup in impressive style as they picked up from where they left off at Euro 2016 with a 4-0 victory over Moldova.

King says it was the perfect way to begin their quest to make it to Russia in two years' time.

"It was a potential banana skin game for us," he added. "I thought the lads handled it really well, having had the highs in the summer and then almost be back to square one in terms of qualifying and going again for a major tournament."