Christian Fuchs

A Lesson We’ll Learn From, Says Fuchs

Christian Fuchs felt a passive opening 45 minutes cost Leicester City during their 3-0 reverse at the hands of champions Liverpool on Sunday night.
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- Leicester City will learn from their defeat by Liverpool and seek to improve their performance in the next game, says Christian Fuchs
- The former Austria international felt the Foxes were too passive in the first period
- Jonny Evans scored an own goal before Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino were on target for the Reds
- Fuchs is eyeing an immediate reply when City head to SC Braga on Thursday in the UEFA Europa League

The Foxes’ six-game winning run came to a halt at Anfield, where the Reds claimed all three points following Jonny Evans’ own goal, and headers from Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino.

Fuchs, playing his ninth game of the season in all competitions, cited City’s performance in the first half as a reason behind their defeat by Jürgen Klopp’s men.

“I would say in the first period we were too passive,” Fuchs reflected to LCFC TV. “[We were] defensively passive, didn't get in contact with the opponent.

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First Half Cost Us, Says Fuchs

Christian Fuchs believes a poor first half was the cause for the Foxes' defeat at Anfield.

“Second half, [we were] much better. [We were] much braver and then as the game progressed, we were also creating chances. So, I think the result is down to the first half being too passive.

“It's (Evans’ own goal) an unlucky start for us, but it didn't define the game. Again, it's about our own performance. We cannot be happy with the first half. But there's a lesson we need to learn to improve for the next game.”

Up next for the Foxes is a UEFA Europa League clash with SC Braga at the Braga Municipal Stadium on Thursday in Portugal, and Fuchs is hoping Leicester can showcase their bouncebackability during that fixture.

Okay, we're not happy with it, definitely not. It's not satisfying enough, the way we played, but there's nothing for us to put our heads down.

Christian Fuchs LCFC TV

“We always aim to win the next game,” the Austrian said. “Definitely, that's our spirit, that's our mentality.

“Again, the game was tough today. It's just something where we need to learn from our mistakes. That's what the defeat was down to. We have a very important game now on Thursday, where we try to give our best again.

“I mean, it's one loss now. Okay, we're not happy with it, definitely not. It's not satisfying enough, the way we played, but there's nothing for us to put our heads down. [It's been a] great season so far and we will bounce back.

“Every game is a good therapy after a loss like that. So again, we keep our heads up and move forward.”

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