“No player can play as an individual. The stadium was full tonight, and we asked the players to light the fire with the fans and we did not. After their first goal, we disappeared. The lesson Norwich gave us is they played as a team, not players who want to play alone.
“I believe in the players who want to believe in our way. If players don't want to understand my philosophy, then they can go home.”
Ranieri explained that he wanted his squad to push on with the right mentality after the interval and was unhappy with how the game proceeded, especially after the Newcastle United fightback the previous week.
“I asked the players to light the fire and the first half was so so; not good or what I expected,” he answered.
“After the Newcastle performance I wanted to see the same spirit, the same squad spirit, but I didn’t see this. Norwich gave us a lesson, they played as a squad, they played together. They fought together and they won.
“The second half after the goal we disappeared. We have to change mentality. We cannot carry on in this way. I want players who believe, to fight in every match, with the passion and the heart.”