Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri has expressed his emotions after facing former club Leicester City last night in a league encounter.
Claudio Ranieri who acknowledged Fulham’s fixture against his former club Leicester City was an emotional occasion said he had to concentrate on the game after a few minutes.
Ranieri is great at the King Power Stadium, having guided Leicester to their remarkable Premier League title in 2015/16 season, before being sacked midway through the following season due to a poor run of form.
The Italian went up against his former employers for the first time at Craven Cottage on Wednesday, with James Maddison’s late goal securing a share of the spoils for the Foxes following Aboubakar Kamara’s opener.
With a win, a defeat and a draw from his opening three fixtures as Fulham boss, Ranieri claimed neither side did enough to clinch victory, and agreed the occasion was a memorable one.
“It was a very emotional match for me,” he told a news conference obtained by FourFourTwo.
“Both Fulham and Leicester fans sang my name in the beginning and end of the match.”
“The experience was fantastic from the beginning.”
“The emotion was just at the beginning. When the game started, I just concentrated on my team – it’s normal.”
“I think the draw was right, because they created one great chance at the beginning and Sergio Rico made a fantastic save.”
“In the second half we started much better, we had chances to score. Suddenly, they made a good combination and drew the match.”
“One point is much better than nothing. Well done to both teams.”
The draw leaves Fulham at the bottom of the Premier League table with nine points while Leicester are ninth with twenty-two points.