Wes Morgan

We Must Be Clinical, Says Morgan

Leicester City must improve their potency in front of goal in the coming weeks if they are to add to their Premier League points tally, says captain Wes Morgan.
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- Skipper Wes Morgan wants Leicester City to be more clinical in attack
- The Foxes were beaten 2-0 at King Power Stadium by Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday
- The defeat was City’s first in eight games in all competitions
- Tune into Extra-Time at 5:45pm GMT on Monday for an in-depth look at the loss

A 2-0 reverse at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday night saw a first defeat in eight games in all competitions inflicted upon Claude Puel’s men.

City could not build on their solid first-half display and fell behind just before the break after Son Heung-Min found the top corner with a brilliant effort.

A second-half header from Dele Alli made it 2-0 at King Power Stadium, and now Morgan hopes his side can be more clinical going forward.

The skipper told LCFC TV: “We’ve come into the game in good form, especially at home we feel confident. Before tonight we were seven games unbeaten. We wanted to continue that but today we didn’t have that final cutting edge. 

“We kept them quiet for the majority of the game, I think someone said their first shot on target was the goal, which was testament to how we played in the first half.

“Going in at 1-0 down at half-time, at that time of the game is hard to take but we tried to bounce back but couldn’t find our way to the goal. They found that second goal and it was uphill from then.”

South Korea international Son’s wonder goal came at a time when neither side had created any clear-cut goalscoring opportunities.

Reflecting on the goal, Morgan continued: “Looking back there were a few things we could’ve done to try and prevent that first goal – to try and block the shot or try and close down the space quicker. 

We want to remember the form we’ve been in, we want to get back to playing the game we know we can, performing well and picking up results.

Wes Morgan LCFC TV

“Credit to the striker (Son Heung-Min), he scores good goals all the time, he’s a threat at any stage of the game. There’s nothing much we could do about that.”

Morgan says the Foxes must now show they are up for the challenge ahead of a string of testing Premier League games in which they face Chelsea and Manchester City in quick succession.

“We can’t let this defeat get us down or go into the next game with our heads down,” added the centre-back. “We want to remember the form we’ve been in, we want to get back to playing the game we know we can, performing well and picking up results.

“We’ve got a couple of games coming up that’ll be tough but at the same time we know what it’s all about, they come thick and fast in December and we’ll have to be up for the task.”

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