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Rodgers pinpoints two areas for improvement after falling short of CL

Date published: Sunday 26th July 2020 7:40 Brendan Rodgers called for an element of perspective after guiding Leicester to the second highest finish in the club’s history. The Foxes looked on course to secure a top four finish for almost the entire season.A dreadful run of form since Christmas that produced just five league wins curtailed their Champions League hopes, however, and ensured the club had to settle for a place in next season’s Europa League. Their decline was typified by their final day defeat to Man Utd, where chances were spurned and defensive errors made as their final tilt at the four faded away. Despite that, Rodgers was pleased with the performance of his injury-hit squad, and called for a touch of perspe...
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Rodgers reveals two factors that have put Leicester in CL contention |

Brendan Rodgers says Leicester’s push for the Champions League is down to their mentality and fitness.Rodgers’ side head to Bournemouth with a mathematical possibility of booking their place back in the Champions League this weekend – but only if three other results go their way, and Manchester City’s ban from the competition is upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Rodgers has banned his players from discussing such possibilities but knows they have boosted their chances after Jamie Vardy’s late goal grabbed a point at Arsenal in midweek, preventing what would have been a third defeat since the re-start. He said: “Whether you’re winning 3-0 or 4-0 or not, you have to push, so I think it’s a mental attitude that we’re never beaten, we keep pushing whether we’re ahead or losing t...
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Rodgers explains why Leicester are still on course for Champions League

Date published: Monday 6th July 2020 1:31 Brendan Rodgers has praised Leicester for their “remarkable” achievements as they look to qualify for the Champions League again. Leicester have been one of the surprises of the season, having sat in the top four since their sixth match. While it isn’t quite as extraordinary a story as when they won the league under Claudio Ranieri, their challenge among the Premier League’s elite has been compelling. Rodgers’ side struggled on their return from the three-month break in proceedings, but were back to their best at the weekend, beating Crystal Palace 3-0 to earn their first win since March. The result kept Leicester in third place, three points above fifth-placed Manchester Unit...