Rodgers insists Leicester scorer should ‘work more durable’ regardless of ‘nice’ attributes
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers insisted one his goalscorers of their 2-0 victory over AEK Athens should “phrase more durable” as he continues to develop with the Foxes.
The three factors ensured Leicester will enter Monday’s draw for the knockout levels of the Europa League as a seeded crew after topping the group.
Chatting with BT Sport following the win, Rodgers mentioned: “I believed within the first half, particularly, we have been excellent. We wished to start out robust and aggressive.
“I believed we have been wonderful. We labored our form rather well, we had some nice moments within the recreation. Second half we went just a little bit passive halfway via however every little thing I requested of the gamers they did.”
Concerning the spectacular performances of academy graduates Barnes and Luke Thomas, Rodgers mentioned: “Two younger boys via the academy. They’ve a lot capacity. We have been making an attempt to encourage them to run with out the ball.
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“Harvey Barnes was nice tonight, getting in behind and Luke did very properly tonight too.”
Cengiz Beneath has begun to adapt to life with Leicester, however Rodgers implored the Turkish worldwide to “work more durable” to turn into an much more integral a part of his crew.
“He’s adapting to how we play,” added the supervisor. “He has to work more durable but it surely’s one thing that he’s working very laborious on and he’s received nice energy and a terrific left foot. It was a terrific end and nice approach.”
On Leicester’s season up to now, Rodger concluded: “We embraced all of the video games we’ve had. We’ve seen this as a chance to qualify as high but in addition for expertise.
“A whole lot of our gamers haven’t performed in Europe, so it’s been a terrific alternative for us to make use of the squad. The extent has been actually good and the competitors up to now has been actually good.
“With all of the accidents that we’ve had, fourth place within the Premier League and qualifying for Europe, that’s an enormous testomony to the gamers to how they’ve labored and tailored.”
Barnes pleased regardless of essential rotation
Leicester goalscorer Barnes additionally spoke to the press, telling BT Sport: “The match is new to us, we all know it will likely be a tricky problem however we’re actually pleased to complete high of the group.
“It was vital to be high, that was a giant goal for us. I believed we performed very properly tonight and we simply maintain scoring targets for the crew.
“It’s one thing I wish to do [score goals]. I’ve scored six. It’s vital not simply to play properly in video games but in addition to get targets.
“We’ve actually loved it. It’s been laborious taking part in Thursday and the weekend, that’s one thing for us to adapt to however I feel we’ve coped properly. There will likely be a little bit of rotation to maintain everybody recent however we’re glad to undergo.”
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