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Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed a defensive error that has hampered his team for most of the season, including their last game.
Leicester have been one of the most impressive teams outside the ‘big six’ in the last couple of seasons. In fact, they have become number five both in the last two years.
So the current position of the foxes in 11th place is a concern for the site.
Rodgers’ team has conceded the same number of league goals this season as they did throughout the 2019/20 season. The manager has revealed a mistake that leads to the defensive problems that were evident in the 2-2 draw against West Ham.
“Defending corners is about organization, but it’s primarily about wanting to put your head on it, that’s the reality of defending,” he said via Leicestershire Live.
“You can go in zone, you can block, you can go man-to-man. When you have to defend a corner, you have to have the will to head it. If not, you will suffer, and that is unfortunately what that has happened to us too often this season. ”
Although Rodgers feels that his side has not been so bad in that aspect recently.
“We have shown enough fights that we can defend them well. It was deflating to admit from a set piece as we were set up with good figures and good height to handle it,” he said.
It was actually a stomach-churning for Leicester to lodge so late after a header.
It’s clear that this is something the side need to work on as their defense has been below standard this season.
Rodgers denies that Tielemans rejected the contract offer
After a draw against West Ham, Rodgers clarified the contractual situation regarding Youri Tielemans.
“First of all, he did not say no [a new contract]. I’ve seen stories, but the attitude is exactly the same. He is a great player and there has been no movement, ”he said.
“He has worked well and until his last days here he will always give his best. He is a top professional, and his commitment was seen today. ”
But with Tielemans’ contract expiring next summer, he may well leave the club soon, especially with some big Premier League teams in the mix.
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