‘Premier league title now or never for Leicester City’

Leicester City’s English striker Jamie Vardy

Leicester City’s English striker Jamie Vardy

Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri believes it is “now or never” for the Foxes to win the Premier League title.

Leicester have enjoyed a remarkable campaign and are five points clear of Tottenham at the top of the table with four games remaining.

They are already guaranteed a top-three finish and Champions League football next season, and Ranieri say his focus is now on winning the title.
“It is this year or never more,” he told BBC sports editor Dan Roan.

“We achieved the Champions League – a great achievement for everyone but now we try to win the title with all our strength, all our heart, our soul, everything.

“We need eight points and we are champions, and we try to do this. I said to my players, ‘now is the right moment to push to the end.’”

It is the first time Ranieri has admitted Leicester could win the title, having deflected questions on the subject since Christmas.

Sir Clive Woodward, who coached the England rugby team to their only World Cup victory in 2003, said on Twitter that he felt Ranieri had made a “big error” in talking about the title.

“Never speak about anything but your next game, next game is all that you ever talk about, players will be listening,” he tweeted.



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