- Brendan Rodgers discusses Leicester City’s first match of 2019/20
- The Foxes host Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday 10 August (3pm kick-off)
- Rodgers describes Wolves as ‘a team full of quality’ following fixture release day
The Foxes start their sixth-straight season in England’s top flight with a clash against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Filbert Way having beaten the West Midlands outfit 2-0 in their maiden home fixture last term.
As Rodgers prepares for his first full season as Leicester City manager, the Northern Irishman outlined the importance of beginning 2019/20 with a positive display.
Rodgers said: “Seeing the fixtures for the new season is just as exciting for the staff and players as it is for our supporters and I can imagine everyone was happy this morning to see that we have a home game at King Power Stadium to start the season.
“It’s always important to try to start the season positively and to have that first match in front of our home fans, it will improve our chances to do just that. Since I arrived here, our supporters have been absolutely fantastic and I know they’ll create something special once again.”
It won’t be easy for us against Wolves, who enjoyed a brilliant season to finish seventh in the Premier League in the last campaign and are a team full of quality.Brendan Rodgers LCFC.com
City’s opening day opponents Wolves marked their return to the Premier League with a seventh-placed finish following some fine performances against England’s elite teams.
“It won’t be easy for us against Wolves, who enjoyed a brilliant season to finish seventh in the Premier League in the last campaign and are a team full of quality,” said Rodgers.
“Equally, I don’t think there will be any teams in the Premier League that will have been pleased to travel to King Power Stadium on the opening day knowing the quality we have in our own squad.”
We go into to the season with renewed desire, belief and determination to take an important next step on our journey together.Brendan Rodgers LCFC.com
After discovering they will face Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in their first six matches, Rodgers’ men will aim to build on their productive performances towards the end of his first season as manager.
“I was delighted with the progress our team made last season, and now that we have our new schedule, I know the players will be motivated to use this as a platform to show exactly what they are capable of. They’re a group with talent to really make an impression in the Premier League, and with the mentality we have in the squad, I believe we are in a strong position to do that.
“We go into to the season with renewed desire, belief and determination to take an important next step on our journey together. To do that, we must make King Power Stadium a difficult place to come to, which is something that our supporters will play a huge part in against Wolves, and throughout the season.”
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