Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri delivers on his clean sheet promise

Leicester City

Offering pizza in return for a better performance... nothing could go wrong!

Most footballers expect a very handsome bonus for their performances - from loads of money for finding the back of the net, to reward for keeping a clean sheet.

And while some teams offer their players eye-watering figures for, y'know... doing their jobs, Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri decided to offer his players something a little more appetising if money isn't your thing.

So what did he offer them? Pizza, tasty, tasty pizza! However, the Foxes' players would only get that sweet pizza if they were able to keep a clean sheet.

And well over a month on from Ranieri's promise, his players are finally sinking their teeth into the yummy Italian food, after picking up a clean sheet against Crystal Palace last weekend. 

Ranieri treated his players to a pizza making session at a local eaterie, and the Italian told Sky Sports:  "I think the most important ingredient is team spirit. The second most, is enjoyment. So that when they come training, they work hard, but they enjoy it. 

"And maybe on the top - a little bit of luck. It's like the salt on the top! The fans are the tomatoes. Without tomatoes, you have no pizza."

Do you reckon some pizza would help your team tighten things up at the back? We're pretty sure that they would! 


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