Steve Beaglehole

Beaglehole Points To Bigger Picture After Liverpool Loss

Leicester City's Senior Professional Development Phase Coach, Steve Beaglehole, says the Club's Under-23s squad will learn from a heavy Premier League 2 defeat by Liverpool on Sunday.
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- Steve Beaglehole reflects on the Leicester City Development Squad's 6-0 defeat by Liverpool
- The Foxes remain seventh in Premier League 2 Division 1 with one match to play
- The Club's Senior Professional Development Phase Coach pointed to the value of this experience
- City head to Emirates Stadium to play Arsenal on Friday 26 April (7pm BST kick-off)

Strikes from Rhian Brewster, Ben Woodburn and Curtis Jones before half-time were added to by a Rafael Camacho hat-trick after the break to seal a 6-0 victory for the visitors at King Power Stadium.

While disappointed with the result, Beaglehole believes the experience of playing against a side including England's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joe Gomez will benefit the team in the long-term.

"There’s a saying - short-term pain, long-term gain," he told LCFC TV at full-time on Filbert Way.

"If you go back two or three years, when we had one or two big defeats, we then had the fruits that have been [Harvey] Barnes, [Hamza] Choudhury and Chilly [Ben Chilwell].

Development Squad

Beaglehole: A Big Experience For Young Players

Steve Beaglehole reflects on the Leicester City Development Squad's defeat by Liverpool at King Power Stadium on Sunday.

"There’s still a big gulf between the top teams such as Liverpool and the rest. We’ve seen that today. Their first team are playing Chelsea today and look at the players they’ve put out here.

"We’ve got Bassy [Calvin Ughelumba] who’s suspended, he’s been one of our best players, and Callum Wright’s out injured, so is Tyrese Shade as well.

"The players that move on are the ones that learn and continue to learn and make better decisions. We've got many players in there who can go on and do that.

"They are good players and maybe their decisions have been poor today. As the games go by, those decisions will get better."

Liverpool were very, very good today, but one of the plus points I can take is that Sidnei [Tavares] got some time on the pitch because he's a first-year scholar.

Steve Beaglehole LCFC TV

Beaglehole also pointed to the performance of midfielder Sidnei Tavares, who has recently stepped up from the Club's Under-18s team and impressed for the Development Squad.

"Liverpool were very, very good today, but one of the plus points I can take is that Sidnei got some time on the pitch because he's a first-year scholar," he added.

"He did some good things and he knows he's got to do a little better in transition and in the other side of the game, tracking back and picking up his runners.

"That's his development and today has been a massive development game for him so that's a plus."

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