Ranieri Admits Leicester Lucky To Escape With A Point

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Leicester City head coach Claudio Ranieri has admitted the foxes were lucky to escape with a 0-0 draw against Southampton.

Puel’s men were the better of both sides in the encounter with Charlie Austin hitting the bar and missing the opportunity to win all three points for Southampton.

And even though the foxes threatened at times, Ranieri will not deceive himself with the notion that his team was not second best.

“I thought Southampton deserved to win,” the Italian told the club’s official website. “They had more chances and better control today. We have to continue to work.

“I’m happy with the point because we conceded too many chances. Fortunately for us, Kasper Schmeichel made good saves.

“It’s a new experience, adapting after Champions League [games]. Southampton made seven changes today and maybe that’s why they were better.

“The other teams are very worried with our counter-attack and they try to stop us every time. We have to find the solution.

“But a clean sheet, a point and, once again, our fans gave us so much energy. I recognise they played better than us, fortunately we finished with a draw from the match.”



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