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Can’t wait to get my hands on the trophy: Wes Morgan

Claudio Ranieri's men were crowned champions of England football after second-placed Tottenham Hotspur were held to a 2-2 stalemate by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Leicester City captain Wes Morgan has said he cannot wait to get his hands on the English Premier League trophy which they have clinched for the very first time.

Claudio Ranieri’s men were crowned champions of England football after second-placed Tottenham Hotspur were held to a 2-2 stalemate by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday. With two rounds of games to go, Leicester have a seven-point lead at the top.

The Foxes celebrated their triumph at the house of star striker Jamie Vardy.

“I’ve never known a spirit like the one between these boys. We’re like brothers. People saw it last season when everyone expected us to be relegated, but we fought back to prove people wrong,” Morgan was quoted as saying by the Premier League website.

“This season’s been a continuation of that. We’ve built on the momentum, but I don’t think anyone believed it would come to this. Saturday can’t come quickly enough. I can’t wait to get my hands on the trophy,” he said.

The 32-year-old Jamaican international also said it is the best feeling he has ever had throughout his career.

“It’s the best feeling of my career and I couldn’t be prouder that it’s as part of this team. Everyone’s worked so hard for this, nobody believed we could do it, but here we are, Premier League champions and deservedly so,” he said.

Vardy, who was named player of the year by football writers on Monday, said the feeling is “unbelievable”.

“It’s an unbelievable feeling,” Leicester’s top scorer this season said.

Meantime, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino refused to criticise his players after an ill-tempered draw with Chelsea ended their dream of winning the English Premier League (EPL).

Tottenham players had picked up nine yellow cards in a 2-2 draw with the former champions at Stamford Bridge.

“We were all involved today. When you play for a title and play a big team like Chelsea, they want to win and we are the same. There is nothing more to say, it was emotion. Fighting on the pitch is not a good example for both teams, but it is hard,” Pochettino said after the game. (IANS)

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