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3 May 2016

Varns labels his hometown club's Premier League success as the best ever

Luke Varney has hailed Leicester’s Premier League title success as the biggest achievement in sport. 

He may be slightly biased, having grown up a Foxes fan and playing for the side at Academy level but he also has support from the Town camp. 

“We were talking at the training ground today and the lads were saying it was the biggest achievement in sport,” the Town striker, who was born in Leicester and still lives in the city, told the Club website.
“There are many examples of individuals who have come from nowhere to win but you are talking about doing it over 38 games here.

“With the riches in the Premier League and the power the big clubs have, I think what Leicester have done beats everything. It’s amazing. 

“You can see from the celebrations how close the squad is. There were players there who have been out on loan and they were dancing around with players that have been in the team every week. 

“They are so solid as a group and then you’ve got players like Mahrez and Vardy who have proved to be among the best in the Premier League this season. 

“The manager [Claudio Ranieri] deserves a lot of credit as well. I must admit I was one of the doubters when he came in but he’s been brilliant. 

“He kept faith with the players and staff there and I’ve loved watching his interviews this season. He has taken the pressure of the players. 

“I know people have been saying there was no pressure on them but you are not telling me that with a couple of months to go the players didn’t start thinking about winning the title - and the fans as well

“Ranieri kept all the pressure off them with how he handled the press and he just seemed to enjoy it all. It’s just great for English football that Leicester have won it.” 

Varns, who scored Town's winner against MK Dons on Saturday, intends to join in the celebrations as well after Blues complete the fixtures with a visit to the east midlands to take on Derby at the weekend. 

“I love it at Ipswich but I’ve got to say, I can’t wait to get home!” he added.

“The city has been buzzing all season and its gone crazy up there now. I want to sample it at the weekend. I’ll venture out - maybe with my Leicester shirt on!”

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