Sport Brendan Rodgers: Leicester 'in a great position still' for top four

05:30  08 may  2021
05:30  08 may  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers says missing out on the top four would be a "disappointment" but insist it would "whet the appetite" for 2020-21. You have to go right the way to the end. "There'll be disappointment if we don't make it, but that would whet the appetite for next season. We were in a good position but you've got to sustain it. It also shows you the big improvements this team still has to make.

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Brendan Rodgers maintains Leicester are still in a good position despite throwing away a great opportunity to solidify their spot on the top-four by losing to Newcastle.

The Foxes went 4-0 down to Steve Bruce's side by 73 minutes before attempting a mini fight-back to lose 4-2 on Friday night. Rodgers' men missed out on the chance to go eight points clear of fifth-placed West Ham with a win and can now slip to fourth on Saturday.

Last season, Leicester won just two out of the final nine league matches of last season to slip from third to fifth and miss out on Champions League football but Rodgers cooled talk about another fall from the top of the table.

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Brendan Rodgers is trying hard to keep his feet on the ground, but his Leicester City team keep on rolling week after week and remain firmly in the top four . [ MORE: How to watch PL in the USA ]. “We’re in a similar position to last season but of course we’ve had a lot of injuries. If we can maintain this form we’ll give ourselves the best possible chance,” Barnes told Sky Sports. How are Leicester different this season? You can always say ‘oh, but what happens if Vardy gets injured?’ and that is still true.

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers maintains that his team is in a very good spot when it comes to qualifying for the UEFA Champions League. Yes, of course, he’s disappointed that his men went up a man but then down a goal and could only manage a 1-1 draw with Southampton at St The run-in for both the Champions League and Europa League places could give you a headache considering that Chelsea and Arsenal could both finish outside the top four but qualify for the UCL by winning the respective current editions of the tournament. Why Leicester should make the top four …

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Rodgers told Sky Sports: 'We are still in a really good position and everything is still in our hands. I have always said we have to fight for everything. We are so close to where we want to be.

'We are in a great position still. I have always said 'let's see where we are after 38 games'.

'We could have had four or five goals but if you defend like that you are going to struggle to win games.'

Rodgers' men went 2-0 down at the break thanks to goals from Joe Willock and Paul Dummett, before Callum Wilson netted a second-half brace to seal the points.

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Marc Albrighton and Kelechi Iheanacho pulled goals back for the Foxes but it was too little, too late for the top-four chasing side.

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The Foxes will move down a place in the Premier League table should Chelsea beat Manchester City on Saturday, while victory for West Ham against Everton will close the gap between them and Leicester to just two points.

Meanwhile, Leicester face trips to Manchester United and Chelsea before the visit of Tottenham on the final day of the season in a gruelling season run-in.

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Rodgers blamed a lack of concentration for the defeat, epitomised by Caglar Soyuncu's mistake to give midfielder Willock an early goal at the King Power Stadium.

The Foxes manager claimed: 'It's very easy to analyse. It was a game in which we made so many mistakes and you can't afford to do that.

'It was uncharacteristic. It's a period of the season where we need to be super concentrated, you are very close to achieving what you want to achieve.

'We lacked concentration and if you do that against good teams and good players they punish you.'

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