Brendan Rodgers takes accountability for Leicester’s exit from Europa League

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has been blamed for Fox’s light Europa League exit at Slavia Prague.

Second-half objectives from Lukas Provod and Abdallah Sima helped Slavia deservedly win 2-0 on the evening and in mixture to achieve the final 16.

Rodgers, who missed the injured James Maddison and barred Kelechi Iheanacho, began with 13 Harvey Barnes objectives off the bench with Youri Tielemans in a extra superior place however admitted his selections had not paid off.

Leicester was kicked out of the Europa League by Slavia Prague (Nick Potts / PA)

He mentioned: “It is my accountability, I choose the workforce with the gamers we’ve and clearly it hasn’t labored out in addition to I might have favored.

“We have modified the squad very often throughout the season as a result of we have been injured all 12 months. The gamers are getting back from damage, we needed to discover a approach to refresh the workforce.

“General they had been higher than us and deserved to go. Now we have to go and be taught from it.

“We began off fairly nicely, we needed to be affected person, however we by no means actually created too many alternatives. I’m upset with the objectives, particularly the second – we’ve to defend extra urgently.

Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers has not handed this stage of the competitors in 5 makes an attempt (Nick Potts / PA)

“It is disappointing however I advised the gamers afterwards that we’ve to be taught from it. We are able to settle for it way more simply as a result of we weren’t adequate at evening and on each legs.

“We are going to come again, transfer on and we loved the European expertise and we need to battle this 12 months and be higher subsequent 12 months.

Rodgers was named Leicester boss two years in the past on Friday, however it was an unlucky anniversary for a supervisor who by no means reached the final 16 of the competitors in 5 makes an attempt.

Leicester by no means severely examined Ondrej Kolar, solely Cengiz Below’s low cross troubled the goalkeeper, and Slavia grew in confidence after a affected person strategy to the ultimate second leg of the final 32 video games following the 0-0 draw of final week in Prague.

It paid off 4 minutes after the break when Provod got here in with out scoring on the far submit to make a volley on Nicolae Stanciu’s cross.

The aim additional undermined Leicester’s confidence and Slavia settled the sport at 11 minutes after poor protection from the hosts.

Peter Olayinka selected Sima and with Caglar Soyuncu’s half-hearted try to dam his shot, the striker discovered the decrease nook 25 yards away.

Slavia boss Jindrich Trpisovsky mentioned: “The distinction between the groups is unimaginable, it is a sporting miracle. I might evaluate our victory right here to Leicester successful the league.

“It is a completely different league for us. I’ve requested my workforce to appreciate what they’ve completed and I do not assume it is built-in but.

“It was much like the primary sport, we bought higher over time.

“We had been capable of begin attacking increasingly. The standard of the terrain was second to none for us and we needed to get used to it, however as soon as we bought there we bought sooner.

“Our efficiency displays this. Leicester performed brilliantly, they had been an amazing workforce, every little thing was nice and the one factor lacking was the followers.

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