Claudio Ranieri praises Leicester’s “big heart” after Sevilla defeat
Leicester still in Champions League tie after Jamie Vardy scores away goal
February 23rd, 2017
Leicester City’s European adventure might not yet be over after a 2-1 defeat in Seville, with the champions of England managing to score a precious away goal which means a 1-0 win over Sevilla in three weeks’ time would be enough to reach the last eight of the competition.
Foxes manager Claudio Ranieri conceded that his team were still underdogs in the Champions League tie although believes that this sort of performance will give his team confidence for Monday’s clash against Liverpool among other games.
“We know they are better than us, a very high-quality team, a lot of experience,” Ranieri said. “But we have a very big heart, very big effort, we helped each other and I think we deserved this goal. I think we are still the underdogs because they have high quality but we will try to do our best – if we lose it’s because Sevilla made a fantastic performance.
“When we play with this character, also the luck comes on your side,” Ranieri said. “We have to continue in this way and keep going. Now we know our focus is on the Liverpool match [on Monday]. It could be a turning point, but it’s important to make another good match against Liverpool.”