Ranieri: ‘My team is like the RAF…beep, beep’

Date published: Thursday 17th September 2015 3:27

Claudio Ranieri Leicester

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri says he is loving watching his speedy attack and likened them to the RAF after their brilliant start to the new season.

The Italian, whose appointment was widely criticised in the summer, has guided the Foxes to three victories and two draws and an unbeaten record in their opening five games.

Only Manchester City boast a finer record thus far, with the likes of Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy, Jeffrey Schlupp, Marc Albrighton and Nathan Dyer forming a fearsome frontline – perhaps the fastest in the league.

Speaking ahead of Leicester’s upcoming game with Stoke on Saturday, Ranieri was full of praise for his flying Foxes.

“My team is like the RAF….beep, beep, beep, I love it,” he said.

Despite their impressive start, Leicester are yet to keep a Premier League clean sheet this season, but Ranieri believes he has found the perfect incentive for his side.

“I told them, if you keep a clean sheet, I’ll buy pizza for everybody. I think they’re waiting for me to offer a hot dog too!”

Ranieri also previewed the clash with winless Stoke, and says that despite their lofty placing of second, the Foxes will not get carried away this season.

“At the moment there are no injuries. Nathan Dyer is OK and everyone is fine to play on Saturday.

“They haven’t won yet but Stoke are a good team with quality players and a good manager. We must beware.

“On Sunday [in win vs. Aston Villa] the players were great because they weren’t helping themselves, they were helping each other.

“I have a good relationship and I respect everybody. Life is short so it’s important to live well.

“When you want to build something, the Club is important. Everybody in the club works together. That’s the secret at Leicester.

“I want the maximum, in every match. For us it’s important to take points now when we play well.

“We must concentrate and keep our feet on the ground. A defeat is always just around the corner.”

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