Our big-spending rivals are now under pressure, Ranieri claims

Ranieri PHOTO: BBC

Ranieri PHOTO: BBC

Claudio Ranieri has raised the stakes in the battle for the Barclays Premier League title by claiming Leicester’s big-spending rivals will now feel the pressure in this most unpredictable of seasons.

While Spurs are bidding for their first league title in more than half a century, Arsenal’s squad already appear to be wilting under the expectancy of ending their 12-year championship drought.
Manchester City, who signed Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne for nearly £100 million last summer, are 10 points behind.

“We are not nervous, our job is done and our job was to save the team,” said Ranieri, whose Leicester side narrowly avoided relegation last term. “This is an amazing season for us and everything we achieve is something more.

“The others must be nervous, the others spend a lot of money to win the title. We have to build slowly, slowly.

“This year is a crazy season for us, for everybody and we are happy and we have to enjoy. We know very well this is a strange chance that we have but we want to fight and then nobody can say ‘we were nervous’. No. We are focussed and everything could happen.”

Leicester’s display at Vicarage Road was befitting of a side who are now the favourites to complete one of British sport’s great fairytales.

•Culled from Sportinglife.com

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