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Brendan Rodgers was pleased with Leicester’s defensive stamina in the Europa League first leg against Slavia Prague.
However, he was less impressed with the refereeing on display. in the 0-0 draw in the Czech Republic.
Leicester He came out with a clean sheet but no away goals in the first match of the round of 32 tie. They will hope to break the deadlock at King Power Stadium next week.
Rodgers believes that they have given themselves a solid foundation from which to build.
He said BT sport: “I was really satisfied from a defensive perspective. We kept them reasonably quiet.
“They had a chance at the back post in the first half, but our goalkeeper and the four behind were strong. The pitch was heavy and had a bit of men’s marks.
“I was delighted with the spirit and we were solid away from home. I hope it’s like this next week [we score goals at home].
Jamie Vardy isn’t always involved in much. He is a special player who relies on our midfield and wing players to catch the ball while playing on the back row.
“He just needs those opportunities and that’s why he’s a great striker. He had a good hour on his legs and will be fresh for the weekend. “
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Rodgers criticizes officials
The Leicester boss continued: “I think the officials were very poor, I have to say.
“I don’t comment much on them because it’s a very difficult job but some of the decisions… It was clear that it wasn’t [an elbow from Kelechi Iheanacho for the yellow card]. They were a challenge for the ball.
“Overall, I don’t think it was a good night for them to be honest.
“When you go out it is important that you defend well. You have to stay strong and aggressive. We kept a clean sheet and we will look back.
“Now that we’ve had an idea of them, we can go and see where we can move on to the next round.”