Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers revealed he is worried by the lack of hunger shown by the players during the 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Nottingham Forest. Leicester City won the FA Cup last season but was the second team to be knocked out of the competition this season. Their form has dropped massively with just five wins from the last 18 in all competitions.
“We made mistakes and the mistakes then affect the confidence through the team. You go two quick goals behind and you’re chasing the game then,” Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers said. “For me, it’s something that I’ve seen for a little period now. These players, some of them have done very well, but we lacked that hunger and physicality, which was never the case and is something that’s a concern.”
“We lacked stability at the back, gave away poor goals and the two quick goals rocked us. In a game of this importance – particularly a derby game, away from home – you need to have authority and you need to have physicality, and we lacked that in abundance,” he added. “They deserved to win – scored the goals, showed a greater desire and that’s the disappointment.”
“There’s no room for it and I’m sure as a club we’ll deal with that. It should never happen, no matter how disappointing your team is and how they’ve been playing,” he added about the fan incident. “The players have to be safe on the field. It was a great atmosphere today. I feel a big disappointment for our supporters, but we can never accept that behavior.”
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