Harvey Barnes

Barnes: We'll Learn From West Ham Disappointment

Harvey Barnes believes Leicester City were punished for a lack of potency in attack and vowed to learn from Sunday's 3-0 defeat by West Ham United.
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- Leicester City suffered their first Premier League defeat of 2020/21 against West Ham United on Sunday
- Winger Harvey Barnes says the Foxes must learn from their 3-0 reverse to the Hammers
- The Academy graduate had a late goal ruled out by VAR in the King Power Stadium fixture
- Barnes will link up with the England senior squad for the first time over the next fortnight

The Foxes headed into the fixture on the back of three consecutive victories at the start of the 2020/21 campaign, but were denied a fourth by an in-form Hammers side at King Power Stadium.

Michail Antonio, Pablo Fornals and Jarrod Bowen were on the scoresheet for the visitors on Filbert Way and Barnes says Leicester are determined to recover when they return from the upcoming international break.

"Of course, today's disappointing," the 22-year-old told LCFC TV at full-time. "We know we weren't quite at it today and they made it very difficult, so it's definitely one to learn from.

"I think, on the ball, we weren’t on the levels that we were in the last three games, that showed in the chances we created.

"We saw what they did to Wolves the other week, so we knew they had a goal threat, and that’s shown today."

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Barnes: They Made It Difficult

Leicester City's Harvey Barnes gave his assessment of the Foxes' 3-0 loss to the Hammers on Sunday.

Barnes had a goal ruled out by VAR in the latter moments, but despite the disappointment of City's maiden league loss of the season, he was keen to point to their overall start to 2020/21.

"With VAR, you never know, so it would have been nice, but it doesn’t change the result, so a disappointing day," the Academy graduate added.

"I don’t think we’d won three [top-flight] games at the beginning of a season before, so that’s definitely a positive. We wanted to carry that on today of course, but it’s a disappointing one.

"We’re going to learn from it. We’ve obviously got the break now and we’ll regroup and go again after."

The upcoming international break, meanwhile, will include Barnes joining up with the England senior squad for the first time - a reward for his excellent form over recent weeks.

Asked how he discovered the news of his first-ever Three Lions call-up, Barnes admitted he is excited to link up with Gareth Southgate's men, before returning to the Club later this month.

"The gaffer here pulled me after training and let me know, so obviously I was delighted," he continued.

"In the week, I’ve obviously been focusing on this game, but now this is done, I’m obviously disappointed, but it’s something to look forward to next week.

"It will be a good challenge and I’m going there to enjoy it."

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