Interview: Demarai Gray – 'Ranieri has improved me so much already, but now I want more goals'

It all started just past his own penalty area. Leicester were already on their way to a straightforward yet imperative home win over Swansea when their jet-heeled substitute revved up his engine in midfield. First he left Jefferson Montero for dead in a footrace; then, Ashley Williams was taken out with one touch. Montero came back for more, only to be shown a clean pair of heels by the youngster once again.

Four touches later, Claudio Ranieri’s side had netted their fourth goal in a late-season 4-0 win without Jamie Vardy. Demarai Gray had done a different kind of job for his team this time – one he’d been itching to do.

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Joe Brewin

Joe was the Deputy Editor at FourFourTwo until 2022, having risen through the FFT academy and been on the brand since 2013 in various capacities. 

By weekend and frustrating midweek night he is a Leicester City fan, and in 2020 co-wrote the autobiography of former Foxes winger Matt Piper – subsequently listed for both the Telegraph and William Hill Sports Book of the Year awards.