Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri believes that the foxes’ should have been beaten in Sunday’s goalless clash with Southampton at the King Power Stadium.
Leicester City faced Southampton yesterday at the King Power in a game that ended in a goalless stalemate.
Saints boss Claude Puel said that he believes his side were the better team.
Puel watched his Southampton side create a huge amount of chances that they failed to capitalise on.
Rather than earning themselves a point at Leicester City’s King Power fortress The Saints left the East Midlands disappointed, feeling as though they dropped 2 points.
Even Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri believes that they were outplayed, speaking to the media he said:
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"I’m very happy because I recognise Southampton played better than us and they deserved to win,”"
"“We created some good chances but they created more than us. Schmeichel made some two or three great saves, they hit the post. They made mistakes, fortunately. But for us it’s okay, one point and clean sheet.”"
With Leicester City traveling around Europe, it’d be easy to use this as an excuse.
Danny Simpson believes that this is the primary reason for the foxes’ turn in form since winning the Premier League title.
On the matter, Simpson said:
"“Myself and quite a few others are used to Saturday, midweek, Saturday from our days in the Championship. The difference is the travelling and the quality of teams, especially in Europe.”"
"“I don’t know how many players have been playing the same games, but it was the same for both teams. Just the four? There you go then. Most of our lads played on Tuesday and again today, and have been playing regularly. We are managing it well.”"
Southampton however find themselves in the same boat with 5 of yesterday’s starting 11 featuring in their 6000 mile round trip to Israel on Thursday.
Ranieri however, made only one change. Should Leicester wish for at least a top 8 finish along with a good cup run, whether it be domestic or European, then Claudio will need to start rotating.
Speaking on Sunday’s game, Southampton boss Claude Puel said:
"“Now, I have the feeling that maybe we lost two points. When you finish a game away against Leicester with a little disappointment, it’s a good thing.”"
"“It is always difficult against Leicester with their pressing, their duels, their long ball. It’s very important to keep good concentration. It was important to keep the ball on the ground the maximum and to play.”"
"“We created many chances and had good actions. It’s a shame that we didn’t score. Perhaps we should have had at least one goal. But, overall, we can see a good performance from my players.”"