Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri: "We must stay with our feet on the ground."

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri is focused on making his side maintain their fine form that has seen them stay top of the Premier League table, three points ahead of second placed Manchester City.

The Foxes, who have two big fixtures against Manchester City and Arsenal respectively, downed Liverpool 2-0 on Tuesday night, courtesy of Jamie Vardy's brace.

However, Ranireri hailed his squad, saying he has “very intelligent players”.

"I'd like to say 'Yes we can!', but I am not Obama. If I maintain this suspense it is much better,” the Italian told reporters.

"Of course we are underdogs. Even if [the other teams] push a little more and accelerate they go. We have to run a lot.

"Calm. Calm. Calm. Our fans must dream. We must stay with our feet on the ground. If we arrive fourth and go in the Champions League, unbelievable.

"During the pre-season friendlies, I believed in these players and I gave them all my confidence and support. Never did I blame them and say: 'We conceded this goal because you did this or this.' No. I said: 'Okay, we replay the highlights and we try to improve.'

"I want the intelligent man. If you have intelligent men, you can improve the player. You can be a fantastic player but if you're a stupid man you cannot improve. I have very intelligent players."

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