Claudio Ranieri praises 'fantastic' rock band Kasabian for inspiring Leicester City to victory over Sunderland

Manager says that song turns them into the warriors

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Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has paid tribute to "fantastic" rock band Kasabian for inspiring his Foxes side to their 4-2 victory over Sunderland yesterday.

Leicester were 3-0 up inside the first 25 minutes as they thrashed the visitors. The Foxes run out to Kasabian's hit song "Fire" for home games. Kasabian, of course, hail form Leicester and are all fans of the club.

"I think I know the Leicester fans very well," Ranieri said. "They are [passionate] supporters and I told my players, 'When you go on the pitch and you hear the song from Kasabian, that means they want warriors.


"Kasabian are a fantastic rock band from Leicester and I think the guitar man, Serge, is Italian. It's good and I think they [the fans] love fighters. We are fighters. I'm very pleased with the performance of the players.

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"I wanted fighters and warriors and this is important for me because there will be matches where you draw or lose, because this is football. You have to fight, and they did fight."