Sunday, March 26, 2017

Ranieri reveals when he will contemplate Premier League title bid

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 19 Dec 2015

1 Views

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri will only contemplate the Premier League title as a realistic option if his side are still top at the end of April and is now only interested in his Christmas turkey.

The Foxes are guaranteed to be top at Christmas and sit five points clear of nearest challengers Arsenal – who play Manchester City on Monday – after a dramatic 3-2 victory at Everton on Saturday made it eight wins from 10 games.

Ranieri, though, continues to insist 40 points remains his target – they already have 38 – and feels his side’s current position is irrelevant, with top spot only beginning to matter once 36 games have been played.

Asked what it means to be top at Christmas, he replied: “Nothing. It means we are on a good run and in good form.

“I am very very honest. If [our position] today is [the same] at the end of April and we stay there, I will think of the title.

“If there are two matches left to play we think of the title, now I enjoy my Christmas with turkeys – very good!

“Football is crazy. But if it is crazy in this way then I am very happy.”

Ranieri also delivered a boost to Leicester fans by revealing Jamie Vardy did not have a serious injury after he appeared to limp off holding his hamstring in the closing stages.

The Italian added: “Yes he was [limping] a little. He was a little tired, but it was nothing serious.

“I changed and put [Leonardo] Ulloa on to keep possession and jump for the set-plays.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshock???cooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsad!?ideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

  • Football_888sport betting
Become a Writer
More More
Top