Ranieri targets more silverware

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri insists their title win last season has not changed expectations ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.

Ranieri says the chances of them retaining the title are very slim as every single side will want to beat them this year – added to the strengthening of rival squads and the Foxes' participation in the UEFA Champions League.

However, the former Monaco head coach wants his side to target at least one trophy from the five competitions they will partake in this campaign.

"Our basic concept is that of starting anew from zero," Ranieri told La Gazzetta dello Sport. "We won the title, it was beautiful and fantastic, we achieved a feat that is perhaps unrepeatable.

"But now it's time to turn the page. At the beginning of the last season the bookmakers rated our victory at 5000 to 1, but now it's 6000 to 1.

"Our starting objective is the forty-point threshold that will keep us from demotion. Once we've got that, we can raise the bar: ending among the first ten, qualifying for the Europa League, a place in the Champions League.

"And maybe even winning a trophy among the five we're playing for: the Supercup, the championship, the FA Cup, the EFL Cup, and the Champions League. This is our plan, step by step.

"The Champions League will be a fascinating adventure, but it burns capitals of energy, especially from a mental point of view. 

"We'll have to learn to balance out this dispersion of strength and prove that we can recover quickly. We may lose a few more games [than we did last season] and that's where our ability will be measured."

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