Club Brugge’s manager Michel Preud’homme admits that Leicester City punished them following their humbling defeat at home last night.
Last night saw Leicester City’s debut appearance in the Champions League. An appearance that resulted in an unexpected thrashing of the home side.
Club Brugge conceded 3 goals, mainly due to defensive errors at the back. Errors that the foxes capitalised on none the less.
The 3 – 0 win puts Leicester City at the top of Group G after the first round of fixtures and as such, sends Club Brugge down to 4th place.
Elsewhere in Europe, the favourites to win the group Porto were humbled themselves after conceding in the early stages of the second half with the game finishing 1 – 1.
Speaking to the media, Michel Preud’homme said:
"“Football is simple, to win you have to score goals and not receive too much. We failed in the two.”"
"“After two minutes we could have scored and the game is totally different.”"
"“We gave three goals away: one on a throw in when the organisation was perfect, just like trained, and then with other bilateral balls into defence.”"
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Club Brugge will be looking at themselves for the loss, despite how well Leicester City performed on the night, the defeat is on them.
The first goal which saw Marc Albrighton tap the ball into the net was simply a goalkeeping error.
The second goal was due to the defender being second best to the ball and fouling Jamie Vardy.
Brugge can be thankful for still having 10 men on the pitch as the defender was the last man, on another day with another official, he could easily have seen himself being sent down the tunnel for an early bath.
The subsequent freekick was then masterfully put away by PFA ‘Player of The Year’ Riyad Mahrez into the top left corner.
The final goal of the night came from Mahrez again. This time from the penalty spot after Jamie Vardy was taken down inside the box by the goalkeeper.
Michel Preud’homme went on to say:
"“Against that kind of quality, you pay directly. The rest, their possibility to create was not so much. Only one long ball at the end of the first half for a Vardy shot and, for the rest, not a lot. I think. Of course, their counter-attacks at the end are only logical.”"
"“We have to perform better, offensively and defensively, if we want to win that kind of game. Even if the organisation was okay, we did not do it.”"