Claude Puel

Puel Credits City Desire

The aggressiveness that Leicester City showed against Lille on Saturday was applauded by manager Claude Puel at the final whistle.
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- Leicester City did well to recover from their early setback against Lille, says manager Claude Puel
- The Foxes ran out 2-1 winners at Stade Pierre-Mauroy in their final game of pre-season
- Kelechi Iheanacho scored twice to take his pre-season tally to four goals

Despite falling behind early on at Stade Pierre-Mauroy following Lebo Mothiba’s fourth-minute strike, the Foxes replied through Kelechi Iheanacho’s well-placed header.

A flowing move from Leicester after the break resulted in Iheanacho turning home a second following a low cross from the impressive Ben Chilwell.

It was important to continue second half with the same desire, the same quality. I think this victory is normal for us.

Claude Puel LCFC TV

“I think it was a tough game, we lacked in the first minute, from our kick-off, and it was difficult to come back into the game in these conditions,” Puel told LCFC TV.

“We conceded a goal very early with other chances for Lille. In these conditions I’m happy about the character of the team.

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“First, it was important to come back step by step in the first half with more aggressiveness, more play on the pitch. I was happy with the second part of the first half for example.

“It was important to continue second half with the same desire, the same quality. I think this victory is normal for us. At the beginning, of course, it was the worst start. We have to correct this.”

 

 

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