Claudio Ranieri wants to stay at Leicester City


With each passing week the intensity in the Premier League increased.

Meanwhile, Leicester’s Danny Drinkwater has insisted there will be no change in the club’s approach as they eye a remarkable Premier League title success. The post Ranieri Targets Third Place, Rules Out Leicester Exit appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria.Leicester have been fresh and focused this season, patient as well as pacey and purposeful. “Never in my life have I spoken about referees”, Ranieri said. “From April 29, all of the major public buildings in the city, the City Hall, the Town Hall, the Clock Tower, will turn blue…and we are going to keep them blue until the end of the season, whatever happens”.

In a season where City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United have all faltered, many expected Arsenal to take advantage as they led the table heading in to the New Year.

The Sky Bet customer would have been in line to pocket £133k had they waited until their unlikely title win was confirmed – that’s if it’s confirmed, obviously – but chose to take the money and run following their 2-0 win at Sunderland last weekend.

The Foxes midfield dynamo can power his side to within six points of the Barclays Premier League title when the Hammers visit the King Power Stadium on Sunday. I had only really seen highlights of Slaven Bilic’s side this season and thought they looked excellent, but having watched the whole game against Man United, they were really poor.

Although Tottenham can close the gap to five points with a win at Stoke on Monday and Vardy will be suspended for next Sunday’s game against Swansea, Ranieri refused to dwell on the negatives and saluted the never-say-die spirit of his players.

“It is two matches and two matches is not the Champions League – I want to play six”, he added.

Leicester have kept seven clean sheets in their last eight Premier League matches at the King Power Stadium. That seems a certainty for the first time in Leicester history with Manchester City 15 points behind in fourth place and 21 points to play for.

“I think everybody expects that”.

West Ham nearly scored in the second minute when Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel saved a header from Cheikhou Kouyate, tipping the ball on to his left-hand post before it rolled across the line and hit the other upright. If you weren’t here in Leicester but somewhere else, maybe City or United, with seven points more, you would say “it is finished”. I’m taking them as positive, but I don’t understand them!

“The last five matches will be awful because nothing is decided yet as far as the title is concerned”, he said.


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