Leicester City: Ranieri: Leicester will be fearless in Champions League

Leicester City fans went mad celebrating across the city of Leicester after Foxes were presented with the Premier League trophy

England striker Vardy also said "I am happy here" and that he intends to stay with the club next season to compete in the Champions League and defend that title of theirs.

"I would never rule it out".

"If they ask me something, I say "stay with me".

Alluding to the team spirit that has been such a cornerstone of Leicester's success, Vardy described his team-mates as being like "brothers" and said that the camaraderie among them is "the main thing that has got us where we are".

"You can just see with the celebrations with all the fans and the players, it is unimaginable, frightening". "That just shows how much as a unit we all are as a team and it shows in our performances week in, week out". "Obviously, being coach of Italy would be different".

He is one league goal behind Kane, who has 25, and level with Aguero, with Leicester travelling to Chelsea for their final game of the campaign on Sunday.

Ranieri admitted that while it had been a culture shock in the English midlands he has already curbed the Leicester players' appetite for beer, but struggles to limit their intake of spicy food. It was more the food.

Leicester City fans went mad celebrating across the city of Leicester after Foxes were presented with the Premier League trophy
Leicester City: Ranieri: Leicester will be fearless in Champions League

"I believe when there will be the draw for the [Champions League] group, other teams will want to play against us because we are in Europe for the first time and they think we are underdogs".

Star striker Vardy recalled yesterday how he revelled in taking it easy in Dubai, while watching Sunderland players toil as they trained in the heat on the beach. Four years ago he won England's fifth-tier Conference title with Fleetwood Town; now he has a Premier League winner's medal and is preparing for Euro 2016 with the national side.

Meanwhile, people of Leicester will have their chance to salute the team when they tour the city in an open-topped bus on May 16.

"I'm looking forward to working with the Zig Zag Productions team on the documentary about the V9 Academy", said Vardy, co-founder of V9 Academy.

Before moving to Marin, the Shuters used to see Leicester City play live all the time.

Ranieri admitted Bocelli, who was blinded permanently aged 12 due to a football accident, told him prior to the game: "I'm feeling very emotional". "Thank you", said Ranieri as he addressed the crowd. With the title wrapped up on Monday night, they partied with a 3-1 win over Everton and the moment they all dreamed about as kids, lifting the trophy in front of their fans. "And if I don't score and we win, that's how it's going to finish".

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