Leicester, May 3 (IANS) Leicester City captain Wes Morgan on Tuesday said he cannot wait to get his hands on the English Premier League trophy which they have clinched for the very first time.
Claudio Ranieri’s men were crowned champions of England football after second-placed Tottenham Hotspur were held to a 2-2 stalemate by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday. With two rounds of games to go, Leicester have a seven-point lead at the top.
The Foxes celebrated their triumph at the house of star striker Jamie Vardy.
“I’ve never known a spirit like the one between these boys. We’re like brothers. People saw it last season when everyone expected us to be relegated, but we fought back to prove people wrong,” Morgan was quoted as saying by the Premier League website.
“This season’s been a continuation of that. We’ve built on the momentum, but I don’t think anyone believed it would come to this. Saturday can’t come quickly enough. I can’t wait to get my hands on the trophy,” he said.
The 32-year-old Jamaican international also said it is the best feeling he has ever had throughout his career.
“It’s the best feeling of my career and I couldn’t be prouder that it’s as part of this team. Everyone’s worked so hard for this, nobody believed we could do it, but here we are, Premier League champions and deservedly so,” he said.
Vardy, who was named the player of the year by football writers on Monday, said the feeling is “unbelievable”.
“It’s an unbelievable feeling,” Leicester’s top scorer this season said.
“I’ve never known anything like it. We were scrapping to stay in the league last season and on Saturday we’ll be lifting the trophy.”
The England international emphasized on the hard work the team had put in this summer and added it was a privilege for him to be a part of the club’s biggest achievement.
“That gives you an idea of how much hard work has gone into this season from every single player and the member of staff. It’s the biggest achievement in the history of a great club and we all feel privileged to be part of it,” he said.
“It’s even more special to have done it with these lads. Every minute of hard work we’ve put in on the training pitch has been worth it for this moment.”