Ranieri Happy After Leicester Won “Big Battle” With Watford

Ranieri Happy After Leicester Won “Big Battle” With Watford

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri hailed his side’s desire as they battled to a hard fought 1-0 win over Watford at Vicarage Road Saturday evening.

Riyad Mahrez was the star of the show as he produced a stunning strike to seal the win for the Foxes against Watford whose strike force led by Super Eagles’ Odion Ighalo continues to misfire.


Ranieri was delighted with the fight shown by his side as they moved five points clear at the top of the Premier League.

“An important win, a big battle. Now there will be only battles for everybody not just for us. A tough match. We created four or five chances, they created two or three,” Ranieri told the media Saturday night.

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“I don’t know who is behind us, I say to my players ‘every match is a final’. I don’t know how many points we need. At the start of the season I said we needed one more than 39 from last season. Of course now we are running for something special.

“We wanted to show what we have inside. The desire is so high and we have a great opportunity. We know the way is very long and very tough.

“The title is not ours. We have to fight a lot, step by step and keep our feet on the ground. At the end we can see what happens. I’m sorry, we know every team can win or lose so it has to be slowly slowly.”

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel echoed his manager’s comments and urged his teammates and the Leicester fans to take it one game at a time on the run-in.

“I think all the way through we have had the belief that we have the players going forward to do something special. We are there to provide the fundamental base for them to do their magic and again Riyad has come up with the goods.

“People will think I’m telling lies but it is honestly one game at a time because that is what has got us to this point. We are in a good position but nine games, a lot can happen in that time,” the son of Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel said.

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  • Next victim will be Newcastle whose morale is at bottom low. You understand the pun? All neutrals should back this wonderful team with a wonderful coach coaching a wonderful set of players from different wonderful background. These money bag teams are envious of Leicester but the fact is that they are woefully afraid. Someone should tell them that the meeting of some executives of Man utd, Arsenal, Man City, Liverpool is just silly and childish as if care is not taken, their fans will go against them in a way they will not believe. I take it as mindgame but Leicester is not falling for any of such mindgame with a watford win to get a 5 point lead like Bayern Munich leading the German league with 5 points also. The big teams can go and eat their heart out but Leicester is here to show that money cannot but success all the time.