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Soccer – Ranieri wants Premier improvements

Claudio Ranieri has urged his Leicester side to take their Champions League form into the Premier League after they maintained their 100% record in Europe with a 1-0 win against FC Copenhagen on Tuesday. Riyad Mahrez's 40th minute effort secured a third successive Group G win without conceding a goal to leave the Foxes just one win away from reaching the last-16 of the competition with three matches still remaining. In contrast the reigning Premier League champions have already lost four of their opening eight domestic games and their apparent ability to switch into gear for their Champions League fixtures has left Ranieri frustrated. The 64-year-old Italian said: "I'm very proud of the side from one side but from another, when I think of the Premier League, I am very, very angry. "When you play in the Champions League you are switched on, very, very smart and focused on every situation. You use up a lot of mental energy in the Champions League. We want to change this though because the Premier League is our priority." Leicester are now 1/8 with bet365 to finish top of Group G on their way to the Champions League last-16.

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