Leicester City head coach Brendan Rodgers has come out to speak on why his side lost to Leeds United in the EPL Matchday 20. According to the former Liverpool manager, he said side lost could be traced to the absence of Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi.
The Absence of Vardy and Ndidi Made Denied Us Victory: Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers said they missed injured duo Jamie Vardy and Wilfred Ndidi. He said his side could have done better if the two players were in the game.
Leeds United Thrashed them in the King Power Stadium on Sunday 3-1 dropping them from the third-place position to the fourth place. Jamie Vardy is in the recovering room after undergoing hernia surgery, and Wilfred Ndidi has a slight hamstring tear.
And reacting to the defeat against Leeds Rodgers said:” There were certain moments where we missed those two players (Ndidi, Vardy), they are qualified for us.”
“There were areas we needed more physicality, but we have won games without these two players. “When they are not available, we have to find other ways to cope with that, and throughout the season we have done that.”
Leeds United striker Bamford ended his four-game goal drought, he scored and provided two assists. Commenting on the game, Bamford said: “I would love to say I don’t think about it, but all strikers do.”
“It was important to give a good performance because the last couple of games I’ve been a little bit off it. Then it’s always nice to get a goal.”