Claudio Raneiri reiterates new “hunger” for more Premier League success

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“I was satisfied. But now I am hungry again. I want to eat something.”

Claudio Raneiri is an inspirational quote machine.

The Leicester City manager has repeated his club’s desire for more success as they embark on the new season, hoping to legitimize last year’s title march.

“Now there are six big teams who want to win, they want to kill us,” Ranieri told the media at Leicester’s training ground ahead of Sunday’s Community Shield against Manchester United. “That is normal. We are the champions but we are still the underdogs.”

It’s hard to argue with that logic. Following the Foxes’ title season, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, and Chelsea have all spent big looking to dethrone Leicester. So, Raneiri told his players to emulate his own hunger.

“I told them, ‘I know you very well now. Forget what we have achieved; I want more,’” Raneiri said. “You can’t tell me: ‘This is my maximum.’ I want more than the maximum of last season.”