Jonny Evans

Evans: We Have To Show Our Spirit

Northern Ireland international Jonny Evans says Leicester City must respond to their 3-0 Premier League loss to Tottenham Hotspur when they face Manchester United next weekend at King Power Stadium.
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- Leicester City must put their 3-0 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur behind them, according to centre-back Jonny Evans
- The Foxes were beaten on Sunday by Harry Kane’s brace and an unfortunate own goal from James Justin
- Evans’ side take on Manchester United at King Power Stadium on the final day of the 2019/20 Premier League season

Harry Kane’s double and an early own goal from James Justin saw City concede three times in the first period, and despite dominating possession of the ball, they were unable to break Tottenham’s back line.

Evans, speaking to LCFC TV after the full-time whistle, felt Spurs were ruthless on the counter-attack and knows City must now swiftly move on from their defeat at the hands of José Mourinho’s side.

“We’re disappointed with the result, conceding three goals, but the game has gone now, Evans said. “Talking about having possession and dominating the game, the scoreline shows that they are 3-0 winners and we have to move on.

“We tried to reflect on how we started the game, we probably started not as aggressive as what the manager would have liked, but once they go ahead, we were chasing a wee bit then and they’ve hit us on the counter-attack a couple of times and been very clinical.”

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Jonny Evans and Serge Aurier come face to face in Sunday's clash.

The Foxes next face Evans’ former side, Manchester United, in a decisive encounter at King Power Stadium on the final day of the 2019/20 Premier League campaign.

“It’s been the case for a number of months, we’ll still approach the game in the same way, and that’s a theme of how we’ve played this season,” he said. “I think [we’ll] just try to do better and we know Manchester United are coming [to King Power Stadium].

“We’ve been good at home this year and depending on other results, we’ll have to see how they do midweek. We’ll probably reassess what it’s like going into the game and see where our position is.”

The Red Devils face West Ham United at Old Trafford on Wednesday following their 3-1 defeat against Chelsea in the Emirates FA Cup Semi-Final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

We’ll take a couple of days rest and I’m sure the lads will be thankful of that. Hopefully one or two injuries can get back and reassess for the weekend.

Jonny Evans LCFC TV

Discussing City’s form ahead of that clash, Evans added: “It’s difficult, and if we always had answers, football would be easy. We’ve got to try and find a way to getting back to the way we’re playing.

“Some games we have, some games we haven’t. We’ve got to keep going and show our spirit. We’ve got to bounce back from a few bad results and hopefully we’ll do that next week.

“When you lose a game, you always want to get back out straight away. We’ve had a lot of games in this schedule, some injuries picked up in the squad and a lot of players have had to come in – young lads as well.

“The manager hasn’t been able to rotate as much as he’d have liked, but that’s the nature of football. With the position we’re in, it’s been difficult to do that, so we’ll take a couple of days rest and I’m sure the lads will be thankful of that. Hopefully one or two injuries can get back and reassess for the weekend.”

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