Because I’m British I got lucky, says Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers

Leeds United's Marcelo Bielsa (C), Leicester City's Brendan Rodgers (R) (Photo by JON SUPER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Leeds United's Marcelo Bielsa (C), Leicester City's Brendan Rodgers (R) (Photo by JON SUPER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /
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Leeds United’s Marcelo Bielsa (C), Leicester City’s Brendan Rodgers (R) (Photo by JON SUPER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

After the latest victory over another excellent team and their lauded manager, Leicester City’s Brendan Rodgers said: “because I’m British, I got lucky”.

Leicester City thrashed a very competent seeming Leeds United 4-1 at Elland Road on Monday evening. Brendan Rodgers has been commended by many neutral fans and, of course, the Foxes faithful for his wonderfully deft and effective tactical astuteness versus the Whites. Just as he was by many onlookers for the thrilling victory over Manchester City, along with the success at Arsenal.

Although, it appears that the Northern Irishman wasn’t completely satisfied with the praise or credit he’s been given – or not been attributed, in this case – which was evident from his post contest interview.

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During the start of this exciting yet strange EPL season, there has been too much eulogizing over Pep Guardiola, boss of the Citizens, and his former protege Mikel Arteta, who is currently the Gunners gaffer.

Yes, both are tremendously talented proponents of a modern style in the football world. But Man City are, for their qualities, languishing in tenth in the top-flight. While Arteta receives so many plaudits for only improving slightly on the previous chief. Not to mention doing so whilst his best striker – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – plays out-of-position.

Therefore Rodgers is justified in asking why, when he’s outthought, outplayed and outclassedon and off the pitch in both instances, with less resources – he is not celebrated like his aforementioned counterparts. In addition to the scalp of someone they all respect and were influenced by, Marcelo Bielsa.

Following the Leeds drubbing, Rodgers said this:

"“Because I’m a British manager, I got lucky, that’s the way it works in these games. But the players were brilliant and got their rewards.”Via Daily Mail"

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Personally, I don’t think the foreign element is relevant – nevertheless, some respect should be put on Brendan Rodgers’ name!