Brendan Rodgers

Rodgers: A Great Victory For Us

Manager Brendan Rodgers pointed to the mentality of his Leicester City squad during Sunday's 2-1 victory at Brentford in the Premier League.
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- Leicester City secured a 2-1 Premier League win at Brentford on Sunday
- A Youri Tielemans stunner and James Maddison's late winner secured three points
- Manager Brendan Rodgers was delighted by the resilience on display in west London
- He also credited the role Kasper Schmeichel played in building out from the back

The Foxes took the lead before the break in west London courtesy of a spectacular long-range strike from Youri Tielemans, before Zanka's 60th-minute leveller for the Bees. James Maddison, though, was the man to finish a flowing counter-attack later on to cap off a fine individual performance. 

It's now three wins in a row for Leicester, who have also secured successes over Manchester United and Spartak Moscow over the past eight days, and Rodgers has been delighted with the range of qualities which his side exhibited across a crucial 270 minutes. 

"They are three different types of performances," the City manager told LCFC TV in the capital. "They were very, very important victories for us. The players deserve a huge amount of credit. Today was always going to be a huge test of the resilience and the mentality in the team.

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"You can just see, with the long travel to Europe, coming back, at times there was that little bit of freshness and energy missing at times with the ball. You can’t take anything away from the mentality when we didn’t have it. It was a great victory for us."

Rodgers also believes Tielemans' opener at Brentford Community Stadium should serve as a reminder to the home side of the quality within the Premier League, while commending Kasper Schmeichel's role in the second goal. 

"What a strike," Rodgers added. "The ball in, the defender clears it, and obviously Brentford, they can see the level of the Premier League. That’s a 30-yard thunderbolt. It was incredible technique and, of course, the second goal was a great pass by Kasper and then they ended up making the finish."

Counteracting Brentford's relentless playing style proved successful for Rodgers' men on Sunday and the Leicester manager was pleased with the way the visitors executed their game plan.

"We spoke about it," he added. "They’re unique in terms of where they push right in. They try to keep you in there with the defending.

"Obviously Youri’s first [goal] was great. We had to defend well, but Kasper's then picked out Kels (Kelechi Iheanacho) and then the desire of the players to want to get up there and score... that was very, very important."

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