Brendan Rodgers criticizes Leicester fans for booing his team after a resounding 3-0 home loss to Chelsea, as he claims that fan negativity can cause ‘anxiety’
- Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has beaten his team’s own supporters
- The Foxes were defeated by a Chelsea confident in King Power on Saturday
- And Rodgers said he was ‘disappointed’ by fans leading boos after the game.
Brendan Rodgers hit Leicester fans after they booed the team at the end of each of the demoralizing 3-0 home losses to Chelsea.
Rodgers, who denied that his team’s lackluster performance had anything to do with reports linking him to Manchester United’s job last week, called the boos from fans disrespectful given the Foxes won the FA Cup. last season and are currently dejected with a series of injuries. .
“I have to say, it’s very disappointing,” Rodgers said of the response to the tough loss.
Brendan Rodgers has criticized Leicester fans for booing the team after losing 3-0 to Chelsea
‘I think we have a sense of respect for where this team has been in recent years. We have totally surpassed it to reach the top six and fight for the top four.
“Some of our rivals are way above us in terms of budget and depth of squad, so I was disappointed with the players. They are such an honest bunch. We’re not at our usual confidence levels, and booing a backward pass when it might launch an attack causes anxiety. It can affect you. ‘
Leicester lack key players Youri Tielemans, Wesley Fofana and James Justin and barely gave a glove to Chelsea, who scored goals through Antonio Rudiger and N’Golo Kante in the first half and Christian Pulisic in the second.
The atmosphere at King Power Stadium turned toxic and fans expressed their disgust.
Rodgers has vigorously refuted any truth in the rumors that claimed he was on Manchester United’s wish list and had nothing to do with the outcome.
“I said in the week that it’s nothing real,” said the Leicester boss. I spoke to the players about it. And then today (the result) has nothing to do with it. ”
Chelsea was impressive as they maintained their undefeated record on the road with full-backs Reece James and Ben Chilwell standing out, their movement sometimes leading them to center-forward positions.
The Blues were comfortable victors, with Ben Chilwell (l) and Thiago Silva (r) outstanding
“I think the whole team better understands where we can take risks and change our positions,” Blues boss Thomas Tuchel said.
‘Not to do crazy things, but to have a little freedom in our offensive movements. I think the wing positions support our attackers.
‘All the players including Azpi (Cesar Azpilicueta) and Marcos Alonso are very good at that, today it was Reecy and Chilly. To speed up the game in certain spaces. ‘