Ranieri hails ‘unbelievable’ team spirit

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Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri was delighted with his players after their late comeback secured a 3-2 win over Aston Villa at King Power Stadium on Sunday.

The Foxes were behind to goals from Jack Grealish and Carles Gil, before Ritchie De Laet, Jamie Vardy, and Nathan Dyer all struck in the last 20 minutes to secure all three points.

"It's unbelievable," Ranieri told Foxes Player HD. "A great result, a great performance and great spirit.I love these players because of this character. They never, ever give up. That's the spirit that I want.

"[At half-time] The message was that [Villa] were winning all the duels and the tackles. They were keeping possession better than us but we wanted to fight. If we fight we are a very good team. If we don't fight we are a normal team. That is the difference.

"I talked to the players and I told them it's important to restart our league today, as if we're on zero points. It was important to restart well. The first half wasn't bad, but the second half was amazing."

Leicester's third win of the season moves them up to second in the Premier League table, and keeps the Foxes undefeated after five matches, with Stoke City away coming up next weekend.

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