Leicester City manager, Claudio Ranieri has urged his side to go all out and win the Premier League by getting as much points as they can in their remaining games.
Ranieri, speaking at a press conference ahead of his side’s game this weekend confirmed that he held a meeting with his players in order to encourage them to go all out and leave no stone unturned.
“We are in the Champions League, dilly ding, dilly dong. It’s fantastic, terrific,’ Ranieri said. ‘Well done to everybody, the owners, the fans, the players, the staff, everybody involved in it. It’s a great achievement. Unbelievable! And now we go straight away to try to win the title. Only this remains. Mauricio, keep calm!I talked with my players, “Come on, now is the right moment to push.” I believe. Always I believe. I am a positive man, if Spurs go above us, congratulations. But I prefer to be five points up.I think they’ll win the final four games. But I also think we’ll win. If we win the title it will be unbelievable”.
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Claudio Ranieri who defended Vardy’s red card over the weekend said ““He never dives. He’s always good,” the Leicester manager said. “He’s very fast and at this speed, if you touch even a little then … But it’s OK. Listen, I don’t want to speak about the referee, Vardy, the situation,” the Italian said. “You watched the situation better than me. I want to stay calm and speak about football”.
When asked who replaces Vardy in the starting line up,Ranieri insisted he hasn’t decided yet “We have to change something, because with Jamie everybody knows his movement, without him we have to make some other strategy,’ said Ranieri. Leo deserves to play but before Leo there is a team. I think about what is best for the team”.
Leonardo Ulloa, who scored a last-gasp penalty to equalise against West Ham, is likely to start in a straight swap for Vardy but Ranieri insisted his mind was not yet made up.