Rodgers asked if he can turn it around for Leicester

Brendan Rodgers, manager of Leicester City (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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Talk about stating the blatantly obvious. As a coach, we should expect a little more analytical depth than simply stating the players had to stay aggressive. That much is obvious. The question Rodgers should be answering is how he intends to change that mentality.

It is certainly true that when going ahead – beyond the exceptional Nottingham Forest fixture – the Foxes seemed to lack that killer instinct to kill off the match and see through the task. Confidence withered and passing became more lackadaisical and imprecise.

Possession – contrary to how the gaffer likes to portray it – is not what wins you matches, and nor is it what maintains leads. Progression, progression retention, and structured defending are far more critical. You can lose the ball, but still control how it flows around the opposition halves. You can lose the ball and still manage to press as a unit and win it back further up the pitch.

Responding to a question regarding the feeling post-Forest to now, Rodgers is insistent that the fixture was of importance to changing Leicester City’s fate in this campaign.

"It does [feel season-changing], because of the level we played at. We saw 45 minutes of that today. But we’ve seen that over the course of the season where we’ve played well for a period."

Once again, stating the obvious. In one match, the thrill and utter adoration of supporters at the King Power as the side proceeded to utterly crush our East Midlands rivals built a momentum and confidence.