Nicol said: “The reason I have decided Leicester are going to win it is because of the mentality they have shown. The mentality is what I questioned - how would that change when they got to the top of the league. But it hasn’t, and the reason is Ranieri. Ranieri has made changes which have gone on to win games. He hasn’t tried to keep hold of a point or just be safe, he’s made positive changes which have ended up with Leicester winning games.”
Leicester are currently sitting first in the Premier League table, five points clear of second placed Spurs, and 10 points clear of fourth placed Manchester City.
They are starting to be taken seriously as potential winners of the title, and they just keep wining whilst their title rivals struggle for points.
It is a fairytale story, and Nicol has admitted that he has now accepted Leicester will win the league this season.
The reason he gives for the Foxes picking up the trophy is because of Claudio Ranieri’s management, and his ability to ensure that the player’s mentality remains the same as it always has been.
They have not collapsed under the pressure of being top of the league, but have continued to play with freedom and attacking intent which has deserted their rivals, and no sides have been able to cope with their style.
The Foxes are flying high with nine games left, and only fools would doubt that Leicester can win the title this season.