Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri has hailed the Foxes spirit to secure a 1-1 draw at Tottenham Hotspur after coming from behind. Yet, the Italian manager believes that referee Robert Madley was too harsh to penalise his side with the penalty which let Spurs to take the lead before half-time.
Vincent Janssen took advantage of that penalty to put Tottenham ahead after Robert Huth was judged to have fouled him inside the area. However, Leicester managed to react and shortly after half-time Ahmed Musa equalised the game with his second goal in as many games to secure a point for the Foxes.
But Ranieri left White Hart Lane very happy with the performance of his side as he saw the return of the spirit that led Leicester to the Premier League title last season.
"So far we'd shown an individual spirit but today I saw the old spirit, the team spirit that we created last season and helped us to achieve something,'' Ranieri said after the game as was quoted by ESPN. "It was good, a good performance against a fantastic team.
"During the week I talked to my players and I saw our spirit. But that's only words, and the answer on the pitch was fantastic. When we play with this spirit we are fighters, and we are fighters together. We've finished thinking about something different, and now we are back together.''
However, the Italian boss looked frustrated with the referee decision to award Janssen a penalty after a challenged with Huth.
"In my opinion when the free kick was taken there was a foul on Huth stronger than Huth made to Janssen," the boss said. "But it's okay, it's no excuse.''