Ranieri warns Foxes against complacency

Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri says it’s fine for the clubs fans to dream, but wants his players to keep their feet firmly on the ground.

The Foxes moved level on points with Arsenal at the top of the Premier League table with a 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on Wednesday night, but remain second due to their inferior goal difference.

Now two fixtures into the second half of the league campaign, Leicester early-season fairytale is turning into a genuine title challenge, but Ranieri is not willing to get too far ahead of himself.

When asked how far his side could go in the race for the title he told Sky Sports: “I don’t know. They [the fans] are dreaming and that’s okay. We must stay with our feet on the ground.”

The Italian coach praised his side’s patience after weathering an early storm of Tottenham pressure before grabbing the winning goal late on.

“It’s a fantastic win against a big team,” he said. “At the beginning it was difficult because Tottenham started very well. I can’t say it surprised us because we expected this kind of football.

“We were waiting for it but we maintained our calm, our shape and slowly we got better, creating some excellent chances to score.

“In the second half it was an open match. We created some chances to score, they created some chances to score and in the end we won. We are very happy.”