Weeks before the conclusion of the Premier League race that may see the brilliant rise of underdogs Leicester City ending in a title win, Foxes’ gaffer Claudio Ranieri has declared that there is no pressure on his team, despite the next few weeks being crucial to their extraordinary title challenge.

With six weeks and seven matches separating Leicester City from their first ever Premier League title and the Foxes a hefty five points ahead of second placed Tottenham Hotspur, Claudio Ranieri believes that the key to the title would be not succumbing to pressure, while dealing with one match at a time.

“This is the biggest moment in the club’s history, because never have Leicester City been at this level at the end of the season – to fight for something that was unbelievable at the start”, the former Chelsea manager was quoted as saying.

“There isn’t pressure. Why pressure? That was at the beginning when we had to be safe,” Ranieri said. “Now we enjoy it. We are on a good run. Everything is in our hands and we want to continue.”

On Southampton

Ronald Koeman’s seventh placed Southampton stand in Leicester City’s way to the title, as the two are scheduled to clash against each other at the King Power Stadium in the weekend. Southampton are undefeated in their last three matches, and Leicester City have to be in top form if they hope to trounce their opponents in this fixture.

“We must go step-by-step, match-by-match. I will approach things in the same way. Enjoy it and fight, without charging the players over what we are doing over all the season”, Ranieri stated.

Commenting on Southampton, Ranieri opined, “We have to fight. On Sunday, maybe will be five points clear, or maybe there will be three, two or one – but it’s not important. It’s just important to perform.”

Leicester City will hope for a win on Sunday in an attempt to extend their lead at the summit of the Premier League table. With star players such as Riyad Maharez, Jaime Vardy and N’Golo Kante coming back from international duty, the Foxes are expected to put on a good show of footballing skill and acumen.

Furthermore, for the clash against Southampton, Leicester City are offering every fan who attends the match a free doughnut and a free beer on the occasion of the Foxes’ chairman’s birthday.

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