The Foxes' form has dipped of late, culminating in a 5-0 defeat against Crystal Palace at the weekend, and their head coach has conceded that some members of his squad could have one eye on this summer's World Cup finals.
"I took over this club in a difficult situation, 14th in the table," The Guardian quotes Puel as saying. "I try to give more opportunities to players to give a good response. But, at the end of the season, of course we have some difficulties to finish with a good concentration, a good focus.
"I know it's difficult and perhaps the players have the World Cup in their heads or different things. My only concern is my team and my squad. We deserved the last result and it is important to correct this.
"There remains three important games for us: West Ham, Arsenal, Tottenham. Two great teams to finish and West Ham, also, at home. We need a strong reaction, to try together to give a good response."
Reports suggest that the Leicester hierarchy have yet to decide to retain Puel's services for next season.