Players need to seize the moment, says Leicester boss Ranieri

BY foxsports • February 2, 2016

Claudio Ranieri insists Leicester must capitalize on their once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at the top of the table.

Leicester host Liverpool on Tuesday with a three-point lead at the summit and Ranieri has urged his players and the club's hierarchy to take advantage of the indifferent campaigns suffered by Chelsea and Manchester United as it may never happen again. 

January moves for Damarai Gray and Daniel Amartey further strengthened Leicester ahead of the run-in and Ranieri senses the club's chance to make history.

"This is a crazy league," he said. "We are doing a fantastic season but I believe some teams are underachieving, I don't know the reason. If Leicester is top of the league there is something strange, but for us it's good.

"We are at a high level and we want to stay at the top but it is because a lot of the big teams aren't in their normal position.

"It is a strange league this year and a team like us can do something good. This is the right moment for us to push a lot because next season it's not the same, it is not a normal Premier League. But we fight because next season is the truth.

"I have very good players and I make it very clear we don't sell. The owner wants to build a very good team, for this reason I am here. He wants to build and to achieve the high level. This is a strange season and we have to make a lot of that.

"It is the start of the February matches and we are ready to fight.

"Now it is important to focus 100 per cent. That is it for us, match by match. Every game is the final one to finish the Premier League."