Claudio Ranieri was pleased with the way his Leicester City players responded to defeat in their 0-0 draw with Manchester City on Tuesday night.
Leicester lost their 10-game unbeaten record with a 1-0 defeat to Liverpool on Boxing Day, leaving some observers to wonder if their challenge at the top was about to falter.
But the Foxes once again silenced their doubters as they more than held their own against Manuel Pellegrini’s men.
Ranieri said: “I think we made a very good match. It was difficult but we played well, we created some chances.
“I wanted to see how my players responded after the Liverpool defeat and they responded well.
“This league is very crazy. I think the big teams have to stay at a high level, but sometimes it means nobody wants to win the league – it’s very strange this league.
“It’s not easy for us but we want to fight with everybody. It’s a miracle what we’re doing
“I’d love this to continue, but it’s not easy. I’d like my players to continue to fight like today. It’s fantastic.
“I can only say well done to our players and our fans are unbelievable, they support us and they push us.”