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11th Apr 2016

Robert Huth’s reaction to Leicester’s Champions League qualification is brilliant

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Simon Lloyd

We’ve long since exhausted the bank of superlatives to describe Leicester’s season.

Claudio Ranieiri’s men aren’t quite home and hosed in terms of the title just yet, but Sunday’s results – their win over Sunderland and Manchester United’s defeat at White Hart Lane – meant that Champions League football will be played at the King Power Stadium next season.

This in itself is a hell of an achievement for a team that seemed like relegation fodder just over a year ago, and the role Robert Huth has played in the side’s turnaround should not be overlooked.

The German’s arrival in February 2015 helped plug a defence with more leaks than the Panama Papers and, alongside Wes Morgan, he’s formed a solid defensive platform for Vardy, Mahrez and the rest to build on as the Foxes chase league glory.

But even by his own admission, 31-year-old Huth isn’t exactly what you’d describe as a ‘flair player’. With that in mind, it’s easy to see why so many enjoyed his reaction to finding out that leicester were guaranteed a spot with Europe’s elite next season.