Brendan Rodgers

Rodgers: Real Emotion

Brendan Rodgers hailed Leicester City’s supporters for the atmosphere they created during Saturday’s 2-1 triumph over Tottenham Hotspur at King Power Stadium.
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- Brendan Rodgers credited the Blue Army following Saturday’s 2-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur
- James Maddison and Ricardo Pereira were both on target at King Power Stadium
- The Northern Irishman says City were unaffected by Wilfred Ndidi’s ruled out goal

The Foxes fell behind on 29 minutes when Harry Kane converted, despite Wilfred Ndidi having a goal disallowed by VAR early on.

Serge Aurier also had a strike ruled out in the second period, and that provided City with the boost they needed, as Ricardo Pereira levelled on 69 minutes.

Inspired by the equaliser, James Maddison went on to score a stunning winner to send the Foxes second in the Premier League standings.

“It was a great game,” Rodgers told LCFC TV. “There was real emotion in the stadium and when I think of Leicester, that’s the type of game I think about – that intensity, that aggression.

“The crowd was amazing for us and I thought we played very, very well and deserved the three points. [It was] action-packed, but it was a very, very good team performance.

“We needed to start the game with that intensity, and I think the crowd then sense our appetite and our aggression in the game. Then, of course, different things happen in the game.

“We had a goal disallowed and they then get in front. I thought the players then, in the second half, showed a really good resilience and focus and of course, they had a goal then disallowed as well.

“But our reaction to get back into the game… we changed system in the game to try and be even more aggressive in attack, and it worked well for us.”

We needed to start the game with that intensity, and I think the crowd then sense our appetite and our aggression in the game.

Brendan Rodgers LCFC TV

While both sides had goals chalked off by a VAR decision, Rodgers says City were not affected during a thrilling encounter on Filbert Way.

“We’ve spoken about it a number of times,” said Rodgers of VAR. “We’re specifically talked about retaining your focus however which way it goes.

“It’s something that’s been brought in that’s new and if players get over-affected by it, it might disrupt your performance.

“I think you’ve seen today that it went for us and it went against us. It didn’t matter, we kept pushing and we kept fighting. We kept showing moments of quality.”

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