Lukas Podolski aims subtle dig at Leicester's players with Claudio Ranieri tweet

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Leicester City may have made history on Tuesday night by reaching the Champions League quarter-finals, but something still felt wrong about their achievement.

While the Foxes were superb against Sevilla at the King Power Stadium and deserved their win, a lot of credit must go to the recently sacked Claudio Ranieri.

Were it not for the Italian, Leicester wouldn't be where they are right now.

Ranieri masterminded the greatest Premier League triumph in English football history last season and, by doing so, guided Leicester into the Champions League.

Because of his efforts, a group of pretty average players were given the rare chance of competiting against Europe's elite sides.

The past is now the past, of course, but it's no coincidence that Leicester's players have only started performing since Ranieri was sacked by the club's board.

Jamie Vardy and co. were awful under the Tinkerman but, for Craig Shakespeare, they've all of a sudden rediscovered how to play football.

Piers Morgan summed up Leicester's achievement perfectly after the game by tweeting: "HIS team, HIS players, HIS dream, HIS achievement. #Ranieri"

Morgan certainly wasn't alone in feeling sorry for Ranieri for how Leicester's players stabbed him in the back and are now on cloud nine.

Lukas Podolski posted a Ranieri-related tweet after the game and appeared to aim a subtle dig at Leicester. Check out his series of tweets below.

Alongside the hashtag #Ranieri, Podolski simply posted a GIF of the Italian clapping as if to say Leicester's progression into the quater-finals was because of him.

The Foxes should feel ashamed about the way they've improved so suddenly since Ranieri's departure but, according to Kasper Schmeichel, their return to form is just about confidence.

“We have played more like we did last season and we're reaping rewards," he said when asked about Leicester's improved results. "It was a fantastic night, incredible atmosphere.

"For a lot of us, we have come a long way. I've come from League Two and it's incredible to be in the last eight. I don't mind [who we play], no matter who we get they'll be a top side."

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