Leicester City – Unlikely Hero’s
Leicester City were last night crowned Premier League Champions after Tottenham drew 2 all with Chelsea. The result capped the end of the most exciting title races that didn’t include the old reliable sides like Man United, Arsenal or the new breed of Chelsea or Manchester City.
Claudio Ranieri has guided Leicester City to one of the most unlikely title wins in the history of the game. The team is built on solid foundations with Keeper Kasper Schmeichel , Skipper Wes Morgan and Robert Huth a man that Ranieri has admitted he wanted to sell in his time as Chelsea manager.
They have also got some hard working midfielders like Danny Drinkwater , Marc Albrighton and Riyad Mahrez to supply the main man Jamie Vardy who has fired in a number of key goals for Leicester along with Lenardo Ulloa and Shinji Okazaki.
They have been a real breath of fresh air this season after managing a great escape last season to survive for another season in the Premier League. They have only been beaten 3 times so far this season and that in itself is the mark of a quality side. The “Tinker Man “as he was known in his days with Chelsea has brought together a group of players that have had uninspiring careers up until this season. But now they are the most well-known group of players in world football.
The big question is now how will they cope as Champions , they will also be in next year’s Champions League alongside the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid , how many of the players would have thought that would have been possible when they returned for Pre Season training last July.
Can Leicester continue their run into only time will tell. Mr Ranieri will have more money to spend in the summer transfer market but will also have to fend off interest in some of his key men because the likes of Jamie Vardy , Lenardo Ulloa will be hot commodities as Vardy will lead the line for England as the Euros in June.
So really the hard work will start now for all behind the scenes at Leicester in terms of getting new improved contracts sorted for all of the squad and trying to sign new players who can improve the team. This is a win for all of the teams that think they will never win a major trophy. People in general can take a few notes on how never giving up and self-belief can really bring you to place you never knew you could get to.
In football terms the win has given hope to every club in the world that they too can win the league they are involved in if they work hard and never stop believing in what you are doing it gives you the best chance of fulfilling your potential.
Leicester City, the most unfancied unlikely side to win a league title have done the unthinkable after being 5000/1 outsiders they won the title and are now entering another exciting chapter in the history of Leicester City Football Club. Leicester City they truly are Unlikely Hero’s……
Cian Mc Gibney