Mixed feelings from Ranieri over Leicester reaction

Date published: Sunday 20th September 2015 11:58

Claudio Ranieri: Has led Leicester City to Premier League glory

Claudio Ranieri: Has led Leicester City to Premier League glory

Claudio Ranieri believed Leicester reacted “very well” in their 2-2 draw against Stoke, but it is “not ideal” to concede first every time.

The Foxes were forced to come from behind for the second week in a row at the Britannia Stadium, with goals from Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy rescuing Leicester City on this occasion.

He told Sky Sports: “It would be ideal not to [have to] come back every time, but now it is two times in a row and not every time will it be possible to come back.

“We started very well. The first 12 minutes, I enjoy a lot. But suddenly we concede the first goal, and the second was amazing, but that is football. The second half, we react very well and this is important for me.”

He added: “At half-time I said, ‘Stoke is more desperate than us? That is not possible. Lose the match, but show our strength and show our pride. If we lose, we lose. It is not important, but I want to see how you react’.”

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