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It was really really great, but honestly a million miles from the feeling from the ajax game. That got us to our first CL final. 3 points is great but there is no comparison really. Also ajax was harder, whereas Leicester never deserved to be ahead.

Edit: and agree with Mampi Mampi that the City CL result was also a bigger high.
Being there made it extra special for me and it is in my personal top 3 of games I’ve been to along with the 81 cup final replay and the 83 uefa final
Too much positivity and rational analysis here - that will never do!
I shall try to do better next time...
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Ajax in some ways was less impressive, as it only needed one goal to turn a loss into a win.

I think people underestimate the significance of this Leicester result and the manner of it too.
If we'd lost that, we'd have lost 3 games in a row coming into this afternoons game against a team that always beats us there. Team confidence would have been in the floor, Conte would be moody, fans would be frothing at the mouth.
But those 2 goals turned an 8 game unbeaten run in the league into 9, showed huge character, proved that trying yields results, gave everyone a lift including players who thought they were surplus to requirements.
We may still get beat today, but we couldn't be going into the game in a better mood.
And should we win it even draw, it keeps that mood, momentum and unbeaten run going.
I don't think anyone underestimates it, they're just expressing the difference in the feelings after the result. Ajax was total disbelief and euphoria after achieving a historic result in the most unlikely fashion. Absolutely nothing could come close to that, other than doing something similar in the final. From a league perspective, I think the only thing that could compare is doing what City did to secure their first Prem title against QPR.

Whilst I agree with your assessment of the importance of the result, and the ensuing lift it should give to players and fans, the resulting emotional response doesn't even come close to the Ajax game. I remember sitting for hours in utter disbelief that we pulled off the win against Ajax and was buzzing for weeks afterwards.


Hello, Leicester fan here, I have got to say that was one of the most mental away ends I have seen at Leicester when that 3rd goal went in. Genuine question, how did that compare to the winner at Ajax ?
The only consolation was, speaking to some Spurs fans on their way back to the station was that they left at 2 - 1.

Although it seems a bit perverse to compare a Premier League game with a Champions League semi, it was strangely more satisfying in some ways.

I'll never truly understand why Leicester fans hate Spurs so much. We're quite ambivalent to your club, like we feel about Southampton or Blackburn something. No history, no reason for any animosity. I've looked at FoxesTalk and it all seems a bit contrived and silly if i'm honest.

All throughout the game we had suffered all the Leicester chants (which I didn't think you earn the right to sing) to win like that was one of the most satisfying wins i've had, even more than the last time I was at the King Power (1-6 :D )
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