Watch: Claudio Ranieri personally thanks Chelsea star Eden Hazard for that goal against Spurs

Claudio Ranieri has finally had the chance to personally thank Chelsea forward Eden Hazard.

Back in May 2016 when the Italian tactician was in charge of Leicester City he needed a favour from his former club as they welcomed London rivals Tottenham Hotspur to Stamford Bridge for what turned out to be an eventful evening.

At one point it appeared Spurs were going to leave west London with all three points as they raced into a 2-0 half-time lead thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Heung-min Son.

Gary Cahill reduced the deficit just before the hour mark and with the Tottenham players losing their cool, the stage was set for a dramatic finale.

Hazard popped up with the equaliser in the 83rd minute which not only delighted the home supporters but also sparked wild scenes amongst Leicester City supporters as their team were crowned champions of England in an astonishing achievement.

Ranieri was credited with leading the Foxes to the title but it’s clear he felt indebted to the Belgian international.

During a visit to the Blues’ training base in Cobham this week, the former City manager was reunited with two members of that title-winning squad in Danny Drinkwater and N’Golo Kante.

However, he saved the biggest embrace for the man who played the smallest part in that unforgettable success.

Watch the clip via Chelsea TV right below from the around 3:46 onwards to see Ranieri give Hazard a handshake, a big hug and say: “My man!”

Ranieri is currently without a job after leaving Ligue 1 outfit Nantes at the end of last season, but his remarkable achievement as Leicester manager has a place in history and will never be forgotten.

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