Coach Ranieri urges Leicester to give ‘reality’ push for EPL title

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London, April 25 (IANS) Leicester City chief coach Claudio Ranieri has called on his side to finish off the job after a 4-0 win over Swansea City put them within five points of guaranteeing a fairytale English Premier League (EPL) title.

The result at home on Saturday puts Leicester eight points clear of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur with three matches left to play. Spurs have four matches left and have a chance to reduce the deficit when they play West Bromwich Albion on Monday night.

“I know it’s not easy because in my mind, Tottenham will win all their matches,” Ranieri told

“I told them before the match: ‘We have a dream so far, now make the dream a reality’. Now is the time to push everything. We can have no regret. If Tottenham are better than us, OK, but we have to fight.”

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Ranieri also praised the impact of striker Leonardo Ulloa after his two goals in Sunday’s victory.

Ulloa was named in the starting line-up because of Jamie Vardy’s suspension and justified his selection with goals on the 30th and 60th minutes to extend Leicester’s unbeaten run to nine matches.

“Leonardo, had a fantastic performance,” Ranieri said. “He jumped, he held the ball, he jumped, he attacked, he scored two goals, he defended, he was everywhere.”



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