Millwall FC shocked premier league defending champions, Leicester City in the FA Cup and Ranieri admits the 10-man team were better.
The League One side were reduced to ten men in the second half and a last gasp goal from Shaun Cummings won it for Millwall.
The foxes were much different against Millwall, but didn’t seem to be able to score any goal, as they failed to capitalise on their fine first half display.
“I am very disappointed,” said Leicester boss Ranieri, whose side sit just one point above the Premier League relegation zone.
“We played well in the first half, so-so at the beginning of the second until it went to 10 v 11. After that, they played better than us, with more desire and heart and deserved to win.
“When we have the opportunity to go to the next round, we have to win. We have to show desire. I gave a great opportunity to my players.
“In the first half, I watched good football. We were very prepared. I was happy at the end of the first half. I said ‘keep going, try to score but keep a clean sheet’ because in the second leg [a replay] the pitch might be better at home and we can play our football but we lost at the last minute.
“We can learn. When a team from League One beats the champions we say ‘why?’ and have to react as soon as possible. We are better than Millwall, but Millwall deserved to win.”