Brendan Rodgers

Rodgers: We Have To Take Our Point

Manager Brendan Rodgers feels Leicester City did not start their Premier League encounter with Norwich City with enough tempo after drawing 1-1 at King Power Stadium on Saturday.
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- Brendan Rodgers says Leicester City struggled to play their shape against Norwich City on Saturday
- The Foxes drew 1-1 with the Canaries at King Power Stadium
- Rodgers credited Norwich for the way they defended against his side

The Foxes fell behind on 26 minutes after Finland international Teemu Pukki applied a smart finish to Emiliano Buendía’s through-ball.

It took just 12 minutes for City to level matters, though, as striker Jamie Vardy’s header was turned in by Tim Krul before the interval.

Rodgers’ side tried to find a winner on Filbert Way, but Norwich stood strong to prevent the hosts from making it nine victories on the spin in the Premier League.

“Obviously, we’re frustrated,” Rodgers told LCFC TV. “We didn’t start the game so well. I thought they were much better than us in the first 20 to 25 minutes. We were too slow onto second balls and then too slow in our passing.

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Leicester City 1 Norwich City 1

The Foxes were held to a 1-1 draw by a battling Norwich City at King Power Stadium. Teemu Pukki opened the scoring, but Brendan Rodgers' men equalised through a Tim Krul own goal. Commentators: John Dunn and Matt Elliott.

“We adjusted the shape. The shape worked very, very well for us last week away at Aston Villa, but we didn’t play the shape well and they were able to get inside us a little bit too easy.

“We wanted to make the change and then we made another change at half-time to go to 4-3-3. That gave us better positioning on the pitch, better coverage, and we were able to sustain our attacks a little bit more.

“I felt in the second half, it was coming, but by the end, we just didn’t quite make the final pass that could get us the goal. Yes, we have to take our point.”

If you can’t win a game, it’s important that you don’t lose it, and for us today, we want to take a point. It’s a point further towards where we want to go.

Brendan Rodgers LCFC TV

Rodgers felt that while Leicester wanted to win the game, it was important for them to secure a point after Pukki proved to be a constant threat for the visiting outfit.

“I think that we showed your mentality as a team,” added Rodgers. “The players kept fighting, they kept going and they kept working.

“Like I say, you have to give credit to Norwich as well because they defended very, very well in the second half. They threw bodies in front of the ball and they held on for the point.

“If you can’t win a game, it’s important that you don’t lose it, and for us today, we want to take a point. It’s a point further towards where we want to go.”

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