Leicester City’s dream has turned into a reality after they were confirmed as the 2015/2016 Premier League Champions on Monday night.This follows Tottenham’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea which leaves them with an insurmountable seven point lead at the top with just two games to go.
It is being dubbed as one of the greatest sporting tales of all time given that at the start of the campaign the club were 5000/1 outsiders to clinch the title after almost being relegated last season.
Leicester City. Champions of England. pic.twitter.com/WRwfysTn2N
— Leicester City (@LCFC) May 2, 2016
There were wild scenes inside Jamie Vardy’s house,where the Leicester players were watching the game,after the final whistle.
— Christian Fuchs (@FuchsOfficial) May 2, 2016
Captain Wes Morgan was full of praise for the team’s fantastic achievement:
“It’s the best feeling of my career and I couldn’t be prouder that it’s as part of this team,” he said.”Everyone’s worked so hard for this, nobody believed we could do it, but here we are, Premier League champions and deservedly so.
He added that he cannot wait to lift the trophy on Saturday after facing Everton:
“Saturday can’t come quickly enough. I can’t wait to get my hands on the trophy.”
The Foxes’ title charge has been nothing short of incredible having lost just three games the whole season.The likes of PFA Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez and striker Jamie Vardy have been key to the team’s success.
Head coach Claudio Ranieri called Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink to thank him for Chelsea’s part in delivering the title to Leicester:
“(Ranieri said) five times ‘Thanks’, because of the emotion,”. “I didn’t see any tears because it was not a Face time conversation, but his voice was trembling a bit.”
Leicester will lift the trophy on Saturday evening in their final home game against Everton and afterwards receive a guard of honour from Chelsea on the final day at Stamford Bridge.