‘We’re up for the fight’


LEICESTER. — Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri said his side were ready to fight for the English Premier League soccer title after the setback of a 2-2 home draw against West Bromwich Albion. Ranieri’s men missed the chance to extend their lead to five points as they were held by West Brom on Tuesday night and, in doing so, handed encouragement to their title rivals.

But Ranieri insists their spirit remains undimmed as they prepare for the final 10 games of the season, starting with Saturday’s trip to Watford.

And he says he is more confident now, after seeing his side rattle the crossbar twice against West Brom, than after the thrilling, last-gasp 1-0 win over Norwich City in their previous game.

“It was a fantastic match and I am very pleased with our performance,” said the Italian.

“It was just the goal that was missing, but we created a lot of chances. We were a little unlucky, but I am more confident than after the game against Norwich.

“Against Norwich we won the game at the end, but we created very few chances. In this game we created a lot of chances, but we drew the match.

“It is OK. Four points from two difficult matches, it is fantastic. We are alive and our spirit is ready to fight again.” — AFP.

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