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Leicester City Boss Claudio Ranieri Takes Blame For Southampton Defeat

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Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri took all the blame for their 3-0 loss to Southampton at St Mary’s on Sunday afternoon.

James Ward-Prowse, Jay Rodriguez and Dusan Tadic scored for the Saints as the Foxes slumped to a consecutive 3-0 loss and now the Italian manager admitted that it was his fault as he chose to change the formation.

Leicester City have managed to win just 5 matches in the Premier League so far and are 15th in the table – just 5 points clear off the relegation zone.

Leicester CityRanieri said: “The last two matches I changed the shape to help my players to play better and find the right solution.”

“But maybe I made mistakes and was wrong – against Chelsea, when I played with three at the back and today, when I played with a diamond.”

“My players are used to playing in a 4-4-2, or 4-2-3-1, or 4-4-1-1, and they recognise the position, the game, the movement, everything.”

“I wanted to give something more, but I made a mistake and I was wrong.”

“It is much better to give to them what they know very well. I looked and had to push a lot with this system, this mentality, but keep going and improve of course.”

The Foxes were 2-0 down after half-time and Ranieri replaced Nampalys Mendy with Marc Albrighton and changed the formation. The only positive chance that Leicester had was when Wes Morgan launched a side-footed effort from close range with 18 minutes to go.

Ranieri added: “We tried to change our shape and make a goal. Maybe if we had scored with the skipper, then we would have had a chance, maybe it would have changed the match.”

“But that is not an excuse. They won, played better than us and deserved to win.”

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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