Claudio Ranieri wants Leicester City players to keep on suffering

Manager knows repeating last season’s remarkable Premier League title win will be difficult but is still demanding more

As Claudio Ranieri spoke at Leicester City’s training ground on Friday to preview Sunday’s Community Shield meeting with Manchester United, extravagant reminders of last season’s Premier League triumph arrived at the King Power Stadium.

Nineteen BMW i8s – eco-friendly hybrid supercars, apparently – were delivered to the ground as rewards for the players who secured that historic victory. Each car is worth around £100,000 but the players, having decided to use their title-winning bonus to treat themselves to new wheels, negotiated a bulk discount along with the chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. It is another example, then, of Leicester’s potent teamwork.

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