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Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri says his side are more focused on the Champions League than trying to defend their Premier League title.

Leicester are away to FC Copenhagen on Tuesday night having won their first two Champions League games, despite struggling a little in the Premier League, sitting 13th in the table.

"In the Premier League we must be safe at the end of the year," Ranieri said on Tuesday.

"The Champions League is now. At this moment, it's a priority."

Ranieri said his team must draw on their Premier League efforts to continue their impressive start in Europe.

"My players made the world crazy with what happened last season," he said.

"The whole world was behind us. They showed a fantastic character and spirit. It was a fairytale.

"It is important they show this. It is not important the result for me.

"I want them to show their strength and their love for football, for the team, for Leicester. For this reason I want more.

"The opponent knows us very well. We are Leicester, we are a good team when we play together and are compact. We have to show our qualities."

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