Leicester sit joint top of the Premier League, they are three points ahead of Manchester City in third and seven clear of Spurs in fourth, but Claudio Ranieri believes their chances are still being dismissed.
“It’s easy to say ‘yes, Leicester can fight for the title’ but of course I think they don’t believe,” said the Italian
“Everybody says ‘sooner or later they will slow down.’
“They say Arsenal, Tottenham, United, City, Chelsea, who are used to fighting for the title, say ‘Leicester are there, but can they arrive at the end and fight?’
“Nobody knows and we don’t have the pedigree to say ‘yes, Leicester is there’ so far.
“But we want to have them say ‘yes, now, Leicester are fighting for the top four.’
“I’m not happy or unhappy. I don’t think about the other teams. I think only about Leicester. That is my focus.”
We think he is wrong, everyone now does believe that they are in with a serious chance of finishing top four and of maintaining their title challenge.