In this post-match interview, Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers declared the win over Randers in the Europa Conference League as a “solid performance”. Leicester City beat Randers 3-1 on the day and 7-2 on aggregate to advance to the last 16 of the Europa Conference League.
The foxes already had one foot in the round of 16 as they came into the second leg 4-1 up on aggregate. Harvey Barnes scored in the 2nd minute to even further extend the Premier League side’s lead. James Maddison netted twice in the second half with two wonder goals to take the score to 3-0 on the day. Randers did grab a consolation goal back last on in the game in the 84th minute with Stephen Odey nagging past Kasper Schmeichel.
Leicester City have had a very subpar season up till now. Brendan Rodgers’ side have failed to live up to the usual standards they have set in the past few seasons. This term the club are currently 12th in the Premier League table. They have picked up just 27 points from 23 league games so far this term. While the club are still in the Europa Conference League, the performances in the league have been nothing short of disappointing. But the Leicester City faithful will be certainly hoping that the victory in the knockout stage of the Europa Conference League could certainly turn the season on its head and kickstart an impressive end to the season.
What Brendan Rodgers said about the impressive victory over Randers
Talking to BT Sport after the victory over Randers in the Europa Conference League, Brendan Rodgers said:
“In European football or the Premier League, there are moments in the game when you have to defend.
“We got exactly the start we wanted, Harvey Barnes scored a great goal and that gave us confidence in the game. Our ball possession was not so good in the first half, the pitch was not so good and they dealt with it better in the second half. Kasper Schmeichel made two great saves and that is what we wanted, we got our blocks in and it is unfortunate it bobbled up and we conceded.
“Two good legs and into the next round. Overall a solid performance.”
The Leicester City manager was also high on praise for Maddison’s two long-range efforts, he said:
“From a dead ball situation, it was a very good goal. He scores goals of incredible quality and showed that. Two wonderful finishes. Different sides so the goalkeeper was unsure where he was going to go.”
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