Leicester City manager, Claudio Ranieri, was delighted with his players for “giving their heart and soul” after his side overcame Southampton 1-0 to move seven points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League.
Wes Morgan’s first-half header earned them a hard-fought victory against Southampton.
The Foxes skipper powered home Christian Fuch’s cross from the left as Claudio Ranieri’s men moved a step closer to the Premier League title.
“We believe in what we are doing – it’s a magical season,” Ranieri said. “Next year will not be the same; we know that.”
He added that the reason his side are flying so high at the BPL summit is because of their commitment to the cause.
“Other teams can win 3-0, 4-0, but we cannot do that,” he said. “We have to fight every match to win 1-0.”
The Italian also paid tribute to his captan Wes Morgan, whose first goal since May earned the victory, saying he had to give his captain some time off recently as he had had no break since and was away on international duty last summer.
“He is a very strong man,” he said. “He is an example for all of us.”
However, Saints boss, Ronald Koeman, would feel aggrieved that the visitors were denied a penalty beforehand when Sadio Mane’s goal-bound shot struck the arm of Leicester defender Danny Simpson.
The win means Leicester need four wins from their remaining six games to wrap up the championship.