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We allowed Kramaric to leave because Leicester cannot afford players to rest - Ranieri

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has revealed that he allowed striker Andrej Kramaric to leave for Hoffenheim because he didn't suit his philosophy at the club.

The Croatian striker was the club's record signing last January, but he failed to cement his spot in the Foxes team and managed only two appearances this season.

Regarding Kramaric's loan to Hoffenheim, Ranieri admitted the 24-year-old former HNK Rijeka star does not work as hard as his other strikers Jamie Vardy, Leonardo Ulloa and Shinji Okazaki.

Ranieri said: "Andrej wasn't the main striker, he was more behind Vardy.

"But behind Vardy I prefer Leonardo Ulloa and Shinji Okazaki, because Ulloa covers the ball very well, he's a fighter, and Okazaki is another who presses everybody every second.

"Kramaric has fantastic skill but sometimes he rests and recovers. This team can't recover, they need to run, run, run.

"When I say we are building a good team, I would like to have two players for each position, so when I change, you don't see the difference.

"Kramaric didn't play, I have Ulloa, Okazaki and Vardy so I need one more I can change so the result is the same, I will have good strikers on the pitch."

Vyom Chaudhary
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