Leicester players ‘believe until the end’, says Ranieri

Date published: Saturday 27th February 2016 6:57

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Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri says that his players “believe until the end” after Leonardo Ulloa scored an 89th minute winner to secure a 1-0 win against Norwich City that sees them go five points clear at the top of the Premier League. 

With the game still goalless going into the latter stages of the match, Leicester looked to be dropping two points in the title race.

But substitute Ulloa fired in a late winner for Ranieri’s side to claim all three points at the King Power Stadium, and the Foxes are now five points clear at the top of the Premier League.

Manager Ranieri says that the win was “very important” after losing 2-1 Arsenal due to a last minute goal in their previous Premier League outing.

Speaking after the match, the Italian said: “It was a difficult match. Norwich played well and closed the space, but we believed until the end. This victory was very important to restart after the Arsenal defeat.

“I said before the Arsenal match that Norwich would be more difficult. Both teams could have scored a goal in the final 20 minutes. Fortunately, it was Leicester who scored a goal at the end of the match.

“The conclusion I have drawn from this is that my players believe until the end,” added Ranieri. “That, for me, is very important.

“If the other teams start to win, they can win all the matches. But for us, the next match is always the final match. That is our mentality.

“I was so worried about this match, because after two weeks, your players can lose their tempo, but now I am very relaxed, and now I start to think about the West Brom match. It is a derby and a very, very, very tough match.”

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