Leicester City were forced to wait until the outcome of Tottenham’s away clash with Chelsea on Monday night to learn their fate - but boy was it worth it.
Eden Hazard’s emphatic equaliser against Maurcio Pochettino’s side meant the Foxes had officially won the Premier League, sparking delirious celebrations in the East Midlands.
Videos and interviews have since emerged of Leicester players lauding their success, with left-back Christian Fuchs delivering a particularly excitable - and perhaps odd - statement amidst the euphoria.
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According to Goal, the Austrian said he could kiss Chelsea’s Hazard for the all-important goal he scored.
“The goal from Hazard,” he began, “he played great - I could kiss him after that goal.
“It was an outstanding moment when the final whistle blew and - oh my God, it was insane!
“We were watching it as a team at Jamie Vardy’s house and I must admit I couldn’t sit still, I didn’t know whether to sit or stand.
“It was an exciting game and even with Tottenham 2-0 up I still believed something was possible.”
Team spirit has played a vital role in Leicester’s success this season - and Fuchs attributes his teammates’ success to how close they are.
“The spirit is so important,” the Austria captain continued. “You saw how many videos of us celebrating together at Jamie Vardy’s house.
“It’s not normal that all the players, with no exceptions, are coming together to watch the game and then celebrate together.”
And what a season it’s been for Leicester and manager Claudio Ranieri.
This time last year, the Foxes were battling against relegation into the Championship and eventually did so thanks to a late run of impressive form.
Ranieri then arrived over the summer and masterminded what is without question the greatest shock in Premier League history.
The Italian has prised the best out of Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante - among many others - and helped them become subjects of interest from Europe’s elite sides.
A summer of comings and goings undoubtedly awaits them, yet the transfer window will be but a distant worry for the Leicester as they gear up to lift the Premier League trophy in front of their adoring supporters on Saturday.
They host Everton in a game that will officially see them crowned as English champions - a sight to behold for all football fans.
An away clash with Chelsea on the final day of the season will be a fitting way for Leicester to end their title-winning campaign, with their hosts due to perform a guard of honour.
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