George Hirst

Not Easy To Win At Any Level, Says Hirst

Perfecting game management and seeing out results is a priority for Leicester City's Development Squad, says young striker George Hirst.
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- Leicester City's Development Squad were held to a 2-2 draw by Chelsea in Premier League 2 Division 1 on Saturday afternoon
- George Hirst put the Foxes into a two-goal lead, but Faustino Anjorin and Thierno Ballo made it 2-2 later on
- Hirst believes City's Under-23s must work on their game management to see out results
- The England youth international also confirmed that his substitution was just a precautionary measure

The 20-year-old netted twice to put the Foxes into a two-goal lead against Chelsea on Saturday, but goals from Faustino Anjorin and Thierno Ballo sealed a point for the visitors.

Reflecting on the clash, which saw City's youngsters concede late for the third time in succession, Hirst says the Club's Under-23s must learn to manage games quickly.

"You’ve got to look at the last three games in the space of eight days and we’ve conceded goals in the last five minutes to cost us points," he told LCFC TV at Holmes Park.

"It’s something we need to improve on and it’s just learning to manage games. It’s not easy to win games at any level, especially when you’re playing teams like Chelsea.

Development Squad

We Must Learn To Manage Games, Says Hirst

Striker George Hirst reflects on Leicester City's 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Holmes Park in Premier League 2 Division 1.

"With some of the players they’ve got, you’ve got to work harder for the win. Teams like Liverpool and Chelsea are coming to places like this and they’re going home with a point.

"For them, it’s a great point come the end of the game. For us, it’s four points dropped and that’s how we’ve got to look at it as we’re one of the better teams in this division.

"We absolutely dominated Chelsea in the first half. It’s one of those age old sayings: ‘A game of two halves’. We absolutely dominated and, in the second half, we couldn’t get a kick."

Hirst was forced to withdraw from Saturday's encounter in Whetstone with 18 minutes left through injury, but the England youth international has confirmed that it was just a precaution.

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Goals: Leicester City U23s 2 Chelsea U23s 2

All the goals from a dramatic Premier League 2 Division 1 encounter between Leicester City and Chelsea at Holmes Park on Saturday.

"It was just a little bit in my hamstring," he explained. "It’s something I’ve felt a little bit over the last couple of days and I felt good going into the game, but then I made a run in the second half.

"I felt it a little bit so it was one of those where if you make another run it completely goes and ends up being, from a week or a few days out, it can then be a month.

"So, it’s precautionary more than anything I’d say, but we’ll review this game and hopefully move on to Spurs (on Friday 18 October) to get another few points there."

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