Leicester City – Champions!
Leicester’s title-winning manager Claudio Ranieri:
“It’s fantastic. The people are unbelievable. They pushed behind us all the season. Now I am concentrating on being calm but inside me I am very happy. It was an amazing moment for me. I am not the youngest. When you lift something special, we are the champions of the Premier League, it is something special. In my career, I always thought sooner or later I would win a title. Never did I think here is the place. This is a crazy season.”
Now Jamie Vardy is doing an interview. He’s mocked himself for his missed penalty, called his team-mates his “brothers”, and reckons they “broke a TV or two” during the party at his house on Monday when they officially won the Barclays Premier League. But he says it “took a lot of hard work” to get where he is.
Leicester winger Marc Albrighton:
“The journey that I have been on, there have been ups and downs. This has been something else. If someone told me this would happen when I left Villa I would have told them they were bonkers. I fulfilled my dream of playing for Aston Villa, my boyhood club, and now I have won the Premier League with a great club like Leicester. The key is togetherness. The togetherness we have in this group is second to none.”
Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel:
“I can’t quite believe I am standing here. It’s absolutely amazing, as you can see. It’s a beautiful trophy. It was a tough game today, knowing we were going to be presented with the trophy but we played absolutely fantastic. That’s testament to our character. This is what dreams are made of. This is what you dream of as a kid. It’s hard to put it into words.”