Claudio Ranieri wants more silverware for his Leicester 'fighters'
By Sky Sports News HQ
Last Updated: 14/07/16 5:15pm
Claudio Ranieri admits it will be "very difficult" for Leicester to retain their title in a much-changed Premier League, but he is still hoping for more silverware.
But Ranieri accepts the chances of repeating the feat will be slim after managerial changes at Manchester City and Chelsea and an influx of new players at Manchester United.
"I'd like to restart from the beginning," he said. "Forty points. Then, after that, we want to be in the top 10.
"Then we want to go forward in the Champions League. The other dream is to lift another cup. Why not? Try to be positive.
"To repeat (winning the title) will be very difficult. But we are fighters. I hope to repeat the dream with Leicester.
"All of the world is curious about what will happen now with Leicester. It will be an interesting Premier League this season because the big teams have brought in new managers and new players."
Leicester are at a pre-season training camp in Austria, where their new signings have been getting to know their team-mates as they prepare to defend their crown.
Ahmed Musa became the club's record signing and will provide competition up front after joining from CSKA Moscow for a fee in the region of £16.6m and Ranieri is hopeful he will immediately settle into the squad.
"It is important he immediately understands our philosophy of how we play, move and link with each other," the Italian told Sky Sports News HQ.
"We are a very good group and for me it is important he comes here with the right mentality. He is a good guy and I think he can help us this season.
"I think the league in Russia is not the same tempo. In England there are very tough matches, where you must battle until the end.
"He is a fast player and he can play in the wide position, he can play behind Vardy and he can play [up front] with Vardy.
"It is important to have a choice because there will be a lot of matches and we must be ready for all of them.
"Everybody is working so hard but they are smiling, which is my philosophy."