Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has showered encomiums on his side following their record-breaking win over FC Copenhagen in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Leicester’s 1-0 win over Copenhagen meant they became the first English side to win all three of their opening Champions League games – all done without conceding a goal.
The Premier League champions had earlier beaten Club Brugge and Porto in the previous group games and head to Denmark to face Copenhagen in their next game in the competition and a draw could be just be enough to see them through to the knockout phase with two games to spare, and Ranieri couldn’t hold back his joy.
He said: “It’s unbelievable! It’s Leicester!
“We are the record team! We are in a good position, our destiny is in our hands and we want to continue in this way.
“It’s good to go in the Europa League [Leicester now look assured to finish third at worst in the group], at least.
“Now we have to go into the next round of the Champions League and we will go step by step.”
Riyad Mahrez was the match winner for the Foxes, with his third Champions League goal, and Ranieri claimed it justified his decision to rest his PFA Player of the Year for the league defeat at Chelsea on Saturday.
“For this reason I put him on the bench against Chelsea,” said the Foxes boss. “Now it’s right, eh?”