Ranieri thinks Drinkwater, 26, could force his way into Roy Hogson’s Euro 2016 squad.
“Roy follows us for so many matches and maybe he wants to feel and to know him better,” he said. “Maybe he can bring him for the European Championship.
“He is always available for his team-mates to ask for the ball, to have a personality. There is a very good partnership with Kante, they understand together and it’s solid. I like him because when he goes into the tackle, he wins the tackle.
“Drinky is a very solid man, a focused man. He is a fantastic character but you have to know him because he observes and doesn’t speak. When he speaks it is in the right way. I love him because he wants the best, when he makes mistakes he is very angry.”