Ranieri added: “We believe we can do it. That doesn’t mean we will win, it just means we believe we can.
“It’s been step by step. When I said 39 points at Christmas, then asked for another 40 for the rest of the season.
“Then it was Europa League, OK, then Champions League, so now is the time to say ‘keep going.’
“But we’re in the Champions League – the Champions League man. I can hear the music. It’s unbelievable. Now we fight for more.
“I’ve told my players – now is the time to push. If Tottenham get past us then congratulations to them.”
“It’s difficult, but it is in our hands. We believe we can do it. We have to keep going, keep smiling and believe.”