Ranieri: Time for Leicester to make dream a reality

Date published: Sunday 24th April 2016 7:50

Claudio Ranieri: Happy with win in Europe

Claudio Ranieri says it’s time for Leicester City to make their dream a reality after they beat Swansea City to close on the Premier League title.

The Foxes cruised to a 4-0 win at the King Power Stadium on Sunday to move eight points clear of Tottenham at the top of the table.

Leonardo Ulloa replaced the suspended Jamie Vardy and scored twice, while Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton also netted to leave them needing only five points from their final three games to guarantee the title.

Ranieri said: “I talked to my players before the match and I said we had a dream so far, now make a dream reality.

“Now is the right moment to push. If Tottenham are better than us, okay, but we have to fight because we will never have this fantastic moment.

“Now there are only three matches, we know they are very important for our history but for this reason we give everything. We play with our hearts and it’s difficult to beat those who play with the heart and soul.”

Ranieri was proud of the way his players responded to Vardy’s absence.

He said: “It’s important because everyone wanted to see our answer without Jamie Vardy and that was a fantastic answer in my opinion.

“I am very, very pleased with Leonardo, he scored twice, I am very pleased with (Jeff) Schlupp and all of my players. Leonardo made a fantastic performance, he jumped, he scored two goals, he attacked, he defended. Well done.”

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