Claude Puel

Puel: Everton Reverse A Lesson

Claude Puel feels Leicester City were unfortunate in defeat at Everton on Wednesday considering the chances they created at Goodison Park.
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- Leicester City manager Claude Puel bemoans missed chances in defeat at Everton
- Jamie Vardy's second half penalty wasn't enough to secure a point after Theo Walcott's brace
- Puel believes his side were unlucky not to get a draw from the match after creating several chances
- The Frenchman hopes his side can learn lessons from this result at Goodison Park

Theo Walcott’s first half brace handed the Merseyside club an advantage that was halved in the 71st minute by a penalty from Jamie Vardy, but the Foxes were denied late on.

Reflecting on City’s first defeat of 2018, a 2-1 reverse, Puel said: “It was tough game. I think we started well in this game with quality, we won the duels and the battles against a strong team.

“We gave a good response to their pressing and long balls, until the first goal. We lost our calm and we lost our control of the game and the opponent put us under pressure.”

We came back out in the second half with good character and we were not deserving [to lose] because we had chances and we hit the bar three times.

Claude Puel

However, Puel was enthused by City’s improved display in the second half and the Frenchman said his side were unfortunate not to secure at least a point against Sam Allardyce’s men.

“We came back out in the second half with good character and we were not deserving [to lose] because we had chances and we hit the [woodwork] three times,” he added.

“At the end of the second half, I think we deserved a draw. It’s a good lesson for us.”

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