Daniel Iversen

Iversen: Better After The Break

Leicester City displayed character in their second-half performance at Manchester City on Saturday evening, according to goalkeeper Daniel Iversen.
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- Manchester City defeated Leicester City 3-1 at Etihad Stadium on Saturday
- The result leaves the Foxes 19th in the Premier League table
- Daniel Iversen gave his post-match reaction to LCFC TV
- The second-half display showed more promising signs, he says

Kelechi Iheanacho’s consolation goal put a more respectable look on a scoreline which threatened to run away from the Foxes in the first half - when the hosts scored three inside 25 minutes - but Dean Smith’s side came away unfortunate not to add to their tally late on.

It ultimately ended 3-1 at Etihad Stadium, with Erling Haaland’s double, following John Stones’ opener, leaving Leicester with too much to do to get back into the contest and ensured Pep Guardiola's men claimed the three points in Manchester.

“We knew it would be a tough game,” Iversen told LCFC TV in his post-match interview. “Man City are one of the best teams in the world. They move the ball so quickly and have some world-class players so it’s difficult to shut them down.

“We wanted to try and stay in the game for as long as we could, but after 25 minutes we were 3-0 down so it’s hard to come back after that. I think we showed some character in the second half and we can move from that.

“It doesn’t matter for me if we play with three at the back, or five, or whatever, we have to follow the game plan, to try to play behind them and create some chances. I think we did that.

“[In the] first half, we were not really on the ball so it was difficult to really do something there, because they were fresh and you could see in the second half they slowed down a little bit.

“You saw in the second half how well we played with the ball and that’s what we have to take from this game. We had two big chances from James Maddison and Kelechi Iheanacho and we could have had a penalty, so we could have got two goals, but it’s over now and we have to move on.”


We Showed Good Character, Says Iversen

Goalkeeper Daniel Iversen reflects on Leicester City's 3-1 loss at Manchester City.

The home fixture against Wolverhampton Wanderers, coming up at King Power Stadium next Saturday, is firmly within sight, as Leicester attempt to move out of the Premier League relegation zone.

The Denmark shot-stopper, who has now played five consecutive Premier League matches for the Foxes, is confident that the team will head into it with a good mentality, following further work on the training ground.

“We’re positive,” the 25-year-old added. “We were also positive before this game. We know it’s a tough place, so we’ve got one more week to train with the new staff and then I think we will be good to go on Saturday.

“It’s what I’ve dreamed about when I came over here. It’s of course really good to play, as it’s hard for a ‘keeper when you’re not playing. You have to get into the team, but I feel more comfortable now to play.”




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