Rodgers breaks down how Leicester have been in a position to ‘nullify’ Chelsea menace
Leicester supervisor Brendan Rodgers picked out a “sensational” Foxes star for particular reward, and detailed how his aspect have been in a position to blunt Chelsea’s restricted assaults.
Leicester ascended to the highest of the desk a minimum of till Man Metropolis’s conflict with Aston Villa on Wednesday evening.
Producing a dominating show, the Foxes took an early lead by means of Wilfred Ndidi and by no means regarded again.
James Maddison starred after notching the second, however he was simply one in all a lot of Leicester gamers who put in an elite efficiency on the evening.
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Chatting with Sky Sports activities after the match, Rodgers mentioned: “Superb efficiency, they’re [Chelsea] a proficient workforce with particular person high quality however as a workforce we have been wonderful.
“Nice attacking menace within the first interval, Harvey Barnes was sensational, actually thrilling. We have been superb.
Harvey Barnes has been instantly concerned in 5 targets in his final six video games in all competitions.
◉ 4 targets
◉ 1 help
Even when he fully miss-hits his shot he manages to get an help. 😅 pic.twitter.com/4crDVZW5su
— Squawka Soccer (@Squawka) January 19, 2021
“Final 15 or 20 minutes of the primary half our form allowed them to play by means of the our bodies so that they began to get some combos on the sting of the field so we modified our defensive form within the second half and that nullified a variety of their menace.
“We regarded very harmful within the sport. Two superb targets. We actually deserved it.
“My satisfaction is seeing the connection from coaching into the sport and the gamers have gained a variety of video games towards the massive groups this season. You see the maturity within the efficiency as effectively – that’s a lovely facet.
“Tonight was an excellent skilled efficiency and we had some actually good moments of soccer.”
Maddison talks Leicester title probabilities
The red-hot Maddison additionally spoke to the press, telling Sky Sports activities: “Sounds good to say we’re high of the league – most likely for about 24 hours nevertheless it’s an excellent one psychologically as a result of we’ve labored actually laborious it’s an ideal achievement for us and I don’t assume you’ll see a greater workforce efficiency from us this season.
“It had a little bit of every part, little bit of tactical nous, I assumed we have been sensible in the present day. Credit score to the supervisor as effectively we switched to a 4-4-2 out of possession and simply little issues like that helped and we deserved the three factors.
“You don’t play for Brendan Rodgers should you don’t do soiled work – he at all times reiterates that could be a working sport you’ll be able to’t have passengers or carry anybody on this league.
“If we wish to keep up there for the remainder of the season there may be groups that may spend more cash than us however that workforce spirit will preserve constructing to attempt to preserve us up there.”
Relating to Leicester’s standing as title challengers, Maddison added: “You may get sidetracked, we’re high on the minute as a result of we don’t assume like that.
“A very powerful sport is the following sport, as cliche as it’s that’s how we have now to work as a result of we have now that mentality.
“We’re on the high of the league as a result of we work laborious we’re not there by fluke. We’ll do our enterprise within the background, allow them to discuss Liverpool, Man United and Spurs, we’ll simply preserve doing what we’re doing.”
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