‘Probably got lucky’: Brendan Rodgers claims he’s overlooked because he’s British after Leeds win


Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers insists he deserves more credit and that he is often overlooked because he is British.

Rodgers tactically got the better of Marcelo Bielsa in the Foxes’ 4-1 victory over Leeds United on Monday.

Youri Tielemans struck twice, with Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes also getting on the score sheet as Leicester crushed Marcelo Bielsa’s side to move up to second in the Premier League with 15 points, one point behind leaders Liverpool.

It was Leicester’s fourth away victory of the season, following wins over Slaven Bilic’s West Bromwich Albion, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City and Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal.

“Because I’m a British manager, we probably got lucky,” Rodgers told reporters. “That is the way it works for British managers in these games.

Rodgers celebrates victory at Leeds

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“But the players were tactically very good and got their rewards. It’s the type of performance you need to win these games against Leeds. They have shown what a really good attacking team they are.

“You have to defend well but you know there is space. On the back of European travel it was a performance that was very pleasing.

“But as I said before the game, you also know there will be space and if you have quality, you can create chances.

“Defensively, we were very good in blocking the spaces and getting tight. The goal we conceded was poor, but in some ways it will help us going forward as we had to show that resilience.

“We’re maturing all the time as a team and that’s pleasing to see.”

Leicester host Braga in the Europa League on Thursday before a visit from Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.

Reuters contributed to this report



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