Shinji Okazaki confident of ‘miracle’ Foxes title

Shinji Okazaki Leicester City

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Leicester forward Shinji Okazaki is confident his side can claim what he believes would be a ‘miracle’ Premier League title this season.

The Foxes are currently seven points clear at the top of the league standings, with just five matches left to play, and have won their last five top-flight matches.

Claudio Ranieri’s side could open up a 10-point lead at the top of the table if they secure victory against West Ham on Sunday and Japan international Okazaki is convinced his side will claim their first ever top-flight title this season.

He said: “”So, if we win the league, it will be a miracle but it is inevitable for us. There is no doubt because I’ve been with these players all season, seeing them closely.”

The 30-year-old admits that he was not expecting a title charge when he joined the Foxes from Mainz last summer and he has been pleasantly surprised by the performance levels of the entire squad, in particular the form of PFA Players’ Player of the Year nominees Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez.

Okazaki added: “I think it’s a miracle. To be honest, at the beginning of the season, I didn’t expect Vardy would do so well and the same about Riyad.”

Leicester are on offer at 1.95 to secure all three points at the King Power Stadium on Sunday while West Ham are available at 4.00 and the draw is 3.60.

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