Leicester boss Nigel Pearson was keeping his feet on the ground following the 2-0 victory over Bristol City at the King Power Stadium.
David Nugent opened the scoring before an own-goal by Richard Foster, maintained Leicester's 100% home record and stretched their winning run to five games.
Pearson said: "Obviously it is a very pleasing to be in the position we are in but we have to keep things in perspective.
"When the season started we knew we had a very tough first 10 games, and we have had to work very hard to get into this situation. Our staff and players can take great credit for that.
"It was not one of our most sparkling displays but we had some good spells and created chances. We have had a tough run of games and a few of the players ran out of steam.
"But we still showed a level of composure and discipline to secure the win. I'd say it was an efficient performance as much as anything.
"The international break will be a great opportunity to refresh and recharge the squad. There will be some tough times ahead.
"But I think there is more to come from us. We have got a young and exciting side."