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Leicester to the Champions League, Brendan Rodgers: Still Too Early

Leicester to the Champions League, Brendan Rodgers: Still Too Early

Leicester City coach Brendan Rodgers doesn’t want to wonder about the chance of his team returning to the Champions League next season

 

Leicester City coach Brendan Rodgers doesn’t want to wonder about the chance of his team returning to the Champions League next season. Rodgers said it was still too early, even though currently The Foxes perched in the top three in the Premier League standings 2019/2020.

Leicester crushed 10 Newcastle United players 5-0 at King Power Stadium on Sunday (9/29/2019). Two goals from Jamie Vardy and goals from Ricardo Pereira and Wilfred Ndidi have been an extraordinary day for Leicester who ensured their biggest victory in the Premier League this season.

 


“It’s still too early. This is a big question because there are other clubs that are regular in the position there. We only focus on how we play, looking at the level of our performance,” Rodgers, 46, told the BBC, as reported by Reuters.

Leicester have collected 14 points from seven Premier League matches this season to sit behind defending champions Manchester City and Liverpool.

Since taking over from Claude Puel in February, the former Celtic boss has changed the club to become more trivial. Rodgers has raised the hopes of fans who want to see The Foxes return to European competition since the 2016/2017 season where they made a surprise by winning their first Premier League.

Leicester have won 31 points since the North Irishman’s first match took over in March, more than any other team in the league except City (46) and Liverpool (49), who they face next.

Rodgers has also turned Leicester into a neat machine that can counterattack and dominate possession easily when they appear against Newcastle.

 


“If you look at the top two teams in the country, they are brilliant with the ball,” added Rodgers.

“They can have a long ownership period, 60-70%, but when they have to retaliate, they respond to attacks.”

“We tried hard, we were hungry for goals. Clean sheets, five good goals. It’s a good day for us.”

 

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