Brendan Rodgers offers reason why Leicester aren’t scoring

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers, Leicester City (Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images)
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers, Leicester City (Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images) /

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has attempted to explain why his Foxes squad have struggled to score goals in two successive matches.

You wouldn’t have believed that Leicester City could be struggling for goals directly after belting five past Manchester City, three against West Bromwich Albion and four versus Burnley in the initial trio of Premier League contests. Yet that is the case. And the blanking began in the West Ham United lossbefore Jamie Vardy suffered an injury.

Sorry to remind you, but the Foxes were dreadfully beaten 3-0 at King Power stadium by the Hammers. Such a severe reversal following an incredible victory from the trip to Etihad Stadium. Were the Leicester team complacent or overconfident as a result of their thrashing of Pep Guardiola’s Juggernaut?

Brendan Rodgers’ explanation for lack of Leicester City goals

Brendan Rodgers, boss of the East Midlands side, must be particularly concerned with regard to the Foxes‘ misfiring. Although, the Northern Irishman suggests they are not failing to create chances: rather that they are trying to be too precise in the final third of the pitch. Adding that the final ball has been missing since the Citizens game.

And the statistics would seem to sort of back Rodgers’ assertion, with only three shots attempted vs. West Ham, no real penetration occurred. But, on the contrary, the outfit managed 11 in the defeat to Aston Villa. In Foxes of Leicester‘s opinion, perfectionism is a lost cause in football – get the ball in the net by any means necessary!

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Funnily enough – as if the manager came up with a line for the media – defender Timothy Castagne explained his thoughts after the latest goalless Foxes effort. The Belgian also considered a lack of precision the main aspect to cost him and his team-mates. He said “the ball wouldn’t drop” kindly for the team. With forward play not accurate enough, in addition to proposing that the side have to do better in that position.