Leicester City have created history by achieving one of the greatest triumphs not only in the history of football but also in the world of Sports. The Foxes are the 2015/16 Premier League Champions.
This is Leicester City’s first top-flight championship since the club was established, which was 132 years ago. Tottenham’s 2-2 draw at the Stamford Bridge with Chelsea on Monday night sealed the title win for the Foxes as it is now mathematically impossible to catch them even two games are yet to be played in the league. Ranieri’s Leicester currently have a 7 point lead over Spurs and with two games to play, it is clear that they have already won the league.
On Sunday afternoon Ranieri’s side had the chance to snatch the trophy, but they couldn’t beat Manchester United at Old Trafford and both teams had to settle for a 1-1 draw, but they did not have to wait too long for sealing their title win glory!
According to SkySports, at the beginning of the campaign, Leicester’s chances for winning the league was considered to be pretty low, as they were 5000/1 outsiders to lift the Premier League trophy after just surviving from the jaws of relegation last season.
Claudio Ranieri’s appointment as the manager last summer is the reason behind their brilliant run in the Premier League this season, with star players like Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy being named the PFA and FWA Player of the Year respectively.
Leicester will lift the Premier League trophy on Saturday evening after their final home game of the season, which is against Everton. On the final day when they will reach the Stamford Bridge, the 2014-15 champions Chelsea will provide a Guard of Honour to them.
Many Leicester’s players gathered at Jaime Vardy’s house and watched their moment of triumph and right after the final whistle their wild celebration were broadcasted on Monday Night Football.
Captain Wes Morgan spoke about their proud achievement:
“It’s the best feeling of my career and I couldn’t be prouder that it’s as part of this team,” he said.
“Everyone’s worked so hard for this, nobody believed we could do it, but here we are, Premier League champions and deservedly so.
“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. 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.”
He also talked about lifting the trophy after the Everton game this weekend: “Saturday can’t come quickly enough. I can’t wait to get my hands on the trophy.”
Jamie Carragher praised Leicester City for their achievements – and also talked about their brilliant manager.
He said: “It has to be a statue for Ranieri in the morning. Let’s not forget the reaction when he got the job. He was laughed out of town let’s be honest.
“Finally, now he may get the credit he deserves. He will get the recognition because he has achieved something no other manager might.
“He will now never ever be forgotten and this story will be told in a hundred years’ time because this is so rare. Those players are now legends for a lifetime.”