​Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has said that he's aiming to hit a total of 79 points this season with the Foxes - a total which would have secured second place in the Premier League in two of the last three seasons, and would as good as guarantee a Champions League place.


He still laughed off the suggestion that his team were challenging for the title - but did admit he'd be forced to change his tone if the side's form continues, with Wednesday night's win over Spurs hoisting the Foxes back level on points with leaders Arsenal. 


​The Guardian report that when the possibility was brought up, he replied: “I laugh. It’s January. What a pity! If it was May, maybe. We must continue to work hard, to keep our feet on the ground. It is a crazy, crazy league this year and we must continue."

He continued: “We achieve 39 points in the first half of the season and, after, I said: ‘OK, now we want to achieve 40 points [over the second half of the season].’ Always, I want to improve. Thirty-nine and, in the second-half, 40. If we make 79 points, I am very, very happy.


“Will that win the title? I don’t know. I think a lot of people are [saying]: ‘What happens at Leicester? What can Leicester do?’ I don’t have answer. I don’t know what we can do.”


He also expressed his delight that different players were getting on the scoresheet for the team, saying: “We drew in the FA Cup at Tottenham on Sunday with goals from [Marcin] Wasilewski and [Shinji] Okazaki and, tonight, it was Huth. A lot of players can make a goal, and that’s important for the team and the confidence to continue this great moment for us.”


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