Claude Puel

Puel: A Disappointing Result, But Encouraging Performance

Claude Puel believes Leicester City showcased their quality at Wembley Stadium on Sunday despite suffering a 3-1 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur.
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- Leicester City were beaten 3-1 by Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Sunday
- Claude Puel believes his side deserved more out of the game
- The Foxes created a succession of opportunities in the capital, but lacked 'clinical edge'
- Puel says his side's performance was encouraging but called for more potency in front of goal

The Foxes, who created a host of opportunities in the capital, were unfortunate to yield no points from an entertaining encounter after delivering an expressive, attacking display.

Davinson Sánchez’s 33rd-minute header put the home side on course for victory, while Hugo Lloris' penalty save from second half substitute Jamie Vardy on the hour-mark also played a decisive role.

Following Christian Eriksen's long-range effort three minutes later, Vardy did find the net for City, but Son Heung-Min wrapped up all three points for Mauricio Pochettino’s men in added time.

Harry Maguire, Harvey Barnes, Ben Chilwell and Demarai Gray all had chances to score for Leicester, but it was ultimately a frustrating afternoon in front of goal.

Speaking to LCFC TV at full-time, Puel said: "We dominated the game. We had a lot of chances, half-chances also, to score and to be leading this game.

"It’s a big shame, a big disappointment at the end, of course, because this is not a fair result and we didn’t have a reward.

"We played with a very good collective performance and it was interesting to see the quality and all the the opportunities that we had without finding a good clinical edge."

It is that lack of 'clinical edge' which Puel wants to see improved in future with City now set for a weekend off before Crystal Palace's visit to King Power Stadium in two weeks.

It’s a big disappointment, but encouraging about the quality of the performance.

Claude Puel LCFC TV

He added: "We conceded a goal from their set-piece and after we had chances to get back in the game... at 2-1 also we could have got back so it’s difficult to accept.

"We have this feeling to play a good game, to hurt them, to have a lot of chances and to deserve another result, but it was a good collective performance.

"But, at the end, the feeling is how can we lose this game with all these situations? On our intentions, it was okay, it was very interesting and we have to improve with a clinical edge.

"It’s a big disappointment, but encouraging about the quality of the performance."

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