Back in English football, it’s strange how our new boss, after taking charge of his first game in charge of Fulham, now faces, in his next two games, fixtures against the other two clubs he’s managed in the Premier League, Chelsea and Leicester City.
With Fulham still bottom of the Premier League table, despite the victory last weekend, Ranieri knows he faces a stern test to keep Fulham in the Premier League.
In the coming weeks, every point is precious.
Talking to the media, and as reported by the Standard, Claudio has commented on how the cookie has crumbled with respect to Fulham’s next two games, remarking:
“Chelsea introduced me to English football, while with Leicester we managed to achieve something extraordinary.
“Those will be two emotional games, but I have to think about the current position of my club.
“It will be a tough way to the safety, but I am confident we will do it.
“We have a good team, we just have to get better at defending and improve our mentality. I have made myself clear with my players, I want a team that runs and fights.”
Those positive words give us all hope that we can retain our Premier League status.
Elsewhere, in the media, we found these quotes appertaining to the game today, remarks that appear on the BBC,
“Whenever I play my former teams, it’s always special. When you play against Chelsea, you have to be very attentive, but we’re working hard and I’m confident it’ll be a very good derby.”
And so are we, but let’s hope that it has an outcome that gets our approval.