What do other Premier League clubs think about Leicester’s title win?
It is the most incredible title win in Premier League history.
Leicester City came out of nowhere to win the 2015-16 title in one of the greatest sporting upsets of all time.
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With that news still sinking in, how did managers and players of other clubs feel about the Foxes being the unexpected champs?
Overall, pretty much everyone is happy.
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Below is a look at what a leading figure from each club in the PL had to say about Leicester’s title win.
Arsenal - Manager, Arsene Wenger
“Congratulations to Ranieri and all the players. It’s a remarkable achievement and it has also been done in an unusual way which gives us food for thought.Their success is based on team spirit. They had low possession and that is very unusual.
But they were strong in what they did. They defended very well, they were very clinical and they were very efficient defensively. That was unexpected. Is that a trend in the coming season? I don’t know. If you look at their results they lost only three games and that’s remarkable looking at thequality of their competitors.”
Aston Villa - Former manager, Remi Garde
“When you see Leicester now, it’s crazy and unbelievable, nobody could have seen that 12 months ago. We should be inspired by that.”
Bournemouth - Manager Eddie Howe
“I think there is only going to be one Leicester. Who knows what the future holds, but I think it would be difficult for anyone to do that again. That’s why the odds were what they were at the start of the season. I know you have to dream and have that vision and hope, but I do think it was a one-off.”
Chelsea - Captain, John Terry
“Congratulations to Leicester because they have been superb this year. It still hurts us losing the league after winning it last year. It hurts us conceding it to Leicester but we’ll be back next year.”
Crystal Palace - Manager, Alan Pardew
“Leicester won the league after 36 games and for 10 games last season they were the best team in the league. So for the best part of 50 games they’ve been the best team in the country. All this about things falling their way is not quite correct. So they deserve all the plaudits they get. I’m glad they’ve done it early because they can enjoy it now. I think Leicester’s title win is already impacting on other managers,” said Pardew. “You can only name about five or six managers not under pressure in the Premier League.
“At the top clubs it’s had an impact definitely. Leicester have shattered the glass ceiling that I for one thought would probably be impossible to break. They’ve gone and done it and it’s amazing. We all know it’s unique. It puts more pressure on those of us lucky enough to be managing in the Premier League, so we’ll look forward to that. Football isn’t all logic. It’s almost like some stardust has fallen on Leicester.”
Everton - Manager, Roberto Martinez
“They have been a real inspiration in terms of a winning team, and not just in football, throughout sport. To have that intensity and that drive and, against all odds, it has been the real fairy tale of football and sport in general in the modern game.
Liverpool - Manager, Jurgen Klopp
“It is the best story ever.”
Manchester City - Captain, Vincent Kompany
Congratulations to the new Champions of England, Leicester City. Respect.— Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) May 2, 2016
Manchester United - Manager, Louis van Gaal
“I have great respect for the champions Leicester City who deserved their league win. You cannot say that if we didn’t have our injuries then we would have been first. No, this would be disrespectful to the champions who totally deserve it in my eyes.”
Newcastle United - Winger, Andros Townsend
Gutted for the Spurs boys but you have to respect what Leicester have just done... Gotta be THE greatest sporting achievements of all time!— Andros Townsend (@andros_townsend) May 2, 2016
Norwich City - Midfielder, Gary O’Neil
Southampton - Manager, Ronald Koeman
“What you see in the Premier league now is that there is not a big difference... that gap is not so big and that gap is showed by Leicester, by West Ham and by Southampton last season and this season. The achievement of Leicester is great for football.”
Stoke City - Manager, Mark Hughes
“Whether or not it is unprecedented, are we going to see more so-called unfashionable clubs getting to the top of the pile, who knows? But it’s a great effort that Leicester have been able to do it with a couple of games to spare. They deserve great credit for that.”
Sunderland - Striker, Fabio Borini
Swansea City - Manager, Francesco Guidolin
“In the future the money in the Premier League goes to all teams, so a good squad, good manager and club can make a difference. It is possible to have a project and play for important targets. But it is not easy in the Premier League, you can do it one time (like Leicester) after 20 years. I won’t call it a miracle because it is a true story for Leicester. A team can play for third, fourth or fifth, but to win it is very difficult.”
Tottenham Hotspur - Striker, Harry Kane
Watford - Midfielder, Adlene Guedioura
“I think this story will inspire not only footballers but everyone because it is something unbelievable they did. Knowing Riyad Mahrez and talking to him they were not thinking about being in the top three or top ten this season. When they finished at the top it was something unbelievable. It’s a great story but especially it’s a good example that everything is reachable if you have a lot of motivation, a good spirit in the team and a manager that brings people to the top.”
West Ham United - Manager, Slaven Bilic
“They give hope to not only every football but every sporting club in the world.”
West Bromwich Albion - Manager, Tony Pulis
“You have to give credit for Leicester for getting those players. Everybody is looking for those type of players but Leicester have gone and got them. The great thing about Leicester is they’ve played like a team and once they built up momentum everybody at that football club bought into it.”