Rodgers: It was a really tough game for us today

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Brendan Rodgers admit it was a tough game against Leeds United who got a new manager but hail his players for the hard fought.

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers admitted that it was a tough game against Leeds United in the Premier League.

The Foxes made it back-to-back win in the Premier League defeating Burnley in the midweek and also Leeds United today.

The former Liverpool boss admits it was a tough one against Leeds that just recruited a new manager.

“It was a really tough game for us today,” the Northern Irishman told LCFC TV. “We know Leeds’ physicality and how they run and how they work, but I thought the players showed a great amount of courage. Again, we had to adjust the players, [with some] playing out of position.”

Rodgers claims they give it a hard fought in the game and believed the players defended well in the game to keep the Leeds out.

“Hamza [Choudhury] came in to play at right-back, but we kept fighting, we kept working. Kasper made some good saves, we missed some chances, but then we showed a real moment of quality in the game to get the win. I thought, collectively, the players defended so well when they had to.”

The Foxes manager further heap praise on his players for the incredible effort and also credit Barnes’ wonderful finish.

“It was a brilliant finish,” the 49-year-old continued. “His consistency is really developing. You can see he’s a top player with big potential if he keeps working how he has been. It was a really good goal. We broke out against their shape and then slowed the game down.

“Kels (Kelechi Iheanacho) does really well because he offers himself for the bounce-pass and then Harvey does what he does greatly. He’s really becoming a good finisher and he finished it really well.”

 

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