24 July 2016
Leicester City manager, Claudio Ranieri, may have subtly admitted that his team won the English Premier League (EPL) title last season by accident.
Since Leicester won the EPL title in May by a margin of six points after having battled relegation the previous season many pundits believed the feat was a fluke, and a feat they could not this season.
Arsenal Legend, Thierry Henry, once said a team could win a match by luck, but to win a title, having played 38 matches might not be described as luck.
However, the Italian boss, Ranieri, who led this underdog team to victory in the world’s most difficult league might have now said it himself that the title win was all a fluke.
After Leicester’s 1 – 1 draw with Scottish team, Celtic, in the International Champions Cup, Ranieri admitted one of his most pivotal player in last season’s title win, Riyad Mahrez, is not world class.
He told Skysports that if Mahrez should leave Leicester this summer as a lot of top sides are seeking his services, he might end up sitting on the bench as he might not be good enough.
Ranieri went on to express confidence that Mahrez would end up staying at Leicester despite the interests from much more accomplished clubs in England.
It was clear Ranieri does not consider his star man fit for the big stage.
Mahrez scored a stunner in the match that saw Leicester play out a draw with a regular Champions league side like Celtic.