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Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is delighted after watching his team outplay Chelsea and takes blame for the first goal.

Brendan Rodgers told Sky Sports in an interview, that he was very pleased with how his Leicester City side had played.

“I was very pleased with how we played, to come here against a top-class team and the way we played was very good.”


Rodgers added; “I’m disappointed with the [Chelsea] goal but I assume responsibility with that as I ask the players to build the game. When they make mistakes it is my fault. But I’m happy with the level of our football, the speed of our game and the only disappointment was we should’ve won the match.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 18: Mason Mount of Chelsea tackles Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City and goes on to score his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on August 18, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

“It is a point but we move on next week and hope for three. At half-time I said I felt we were well in the game. Defensively our organisation was good and we created enough chances to win the game. It is never easy to come to play to places like here. We played like a big team.”

Rodgers’ comments coming after Wilfred N’didi was dispossessed in the first half by Mason Mount, with the young man tucked away nicely.

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND – JULY 27: Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers gestures to the fans during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Stoke City and Leicester City at the Bet365 Stadium on July 27, 2019 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

All was forgotten however, when N’didi equalized from some poor zonal marking on a corner. The Nigerian rifling home a bullet header from point-blank range.

Do you agree with Rodgers’ comments? If a coach asks his players to play out of the back in tight spaces, is lost possession to be expected? Feel free to add your opinions in the comment section below.