Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has outlined the club’s aim for the 2020/21 season, as the Foxes look to sustain their progress.
2019/20 was an undoubted success for Leicester City. The club simply could have been even more triumphant but for a disappointing and ultimately underwhelming Premier League restart. Europa League qualification is an achievement that Foxes fans should be proud of, to be honest; while striving for Champions League entry is admirable and not as easy as some thought.
2020/21 has started wonderfully for Brendan Rodgers’ side overall: three out of four English top-flight wins, along with a favourable Europa draw, as well as some winnable matches upcoming in the EPL. Yes, the West Ham defeat was surprisingly unacceptable, yet this is an evolving team under the Northern Irishman.
“We have the ambition to be up in that section of the table and to fight to be there. There are some amazing clubs in the Premier League with bigger resources and a bigger budget than ourselves.
“But we have to find another way to try and qualify, and that’s something that’s a real exciting challenge.”
If Leicester can win either the FA cup or the English Football League Cup, their reentry to the UEL would be confirmed. A top-six division finish would also garner that same result. While top-four placing would see the golden path clear to UCL once again. There are certain permutations where the first two outcomes would still potentially see the Foxes in the most prestigious European tournament – although that is rather unlikely.
When Leicester‘s international stars return from their footballing break, they face a stern test against a revitalised Aston Villa. Villa absolutely obliterated Liverpool’s defence in their last contest, a 7-2 triumph made worldwide headlines. Whereas the Foxes were dreadfully beaten 3-0 at home to an only slightly above average West Ham United, despite Rodgers’ side being top of the league at that early stage.