Ranieri Keeps Pizza Promise As Leicester Squad Enjoy Clean Sheet Reward
- Claudio Ranieri keeps promise to reward Leicester City's first clean sheet of the season with pizza
- Foxes beat Crystal Palace 1-0 last Saturday to secure first shutout
- Foxes boss takes entire first team squad to Leicester pizzeria
- City players enjoy pizza making lesson as part of team bonding afternoon
Claudio Ranieri kept his promise to his Leicester City players on Thursday, as the squad enjoyed a pizza on the boss!
The Foxes' Italian manager publicly vowed to take his team for a classic Italian lunch on keeping their first clean sheet of the season - a feat City achieved at the 12th attempt in last Saturday's 1-0 Barclays Premier League win over Crystal Palace.
And, true to his word, Claudio gladly paid his debt by taking his players to Leicester eatery Peter Pizzeria for an Italian lunch with a twist. The players were free to enjoy their pizzas, but only after they'd rolled up their sleeves and made them!
Peter Pizzeria's Italian chefs put on a group pizza making session, giving the squad a chance to show off their culinary skills before enjoying the fruits of their labour - a handsome reward for Saturday's shutout against the Eagles.
It certainly changed the pre-match routine ahead of this weekend's trip to West Bromwich Albion, where the fifth-placed Foxes will be hoping to build on an excellent start to the Barclays Premier League season with a sixth victory.
City boss Ranieri said: "I pay! I think they deserve this pizza and today we will eat. It’s good to stay together for something good [other than] football. I think also this could help to make a very good spirit for each other. I hope they enjoy it today.
“The most important ingredient for us is team spirit. The second is that they enjoy the training sessions. That is important when they come, they know they can work hard but also enjoy."
City goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer added: “It’s a bit of a light-hearted gesture by the manager and one that’s been taken on board by everyone quite well and we’re looking forward to having pizza together as a team.
"Also it was important to get a clean sheet. We hadn’t got one this season and it was important to keep that momentum going.”
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