Kasper Schmeichel hails 'perfect manager' Brendan Rodgers
‘He has done wonders for us’: Kasper Schmeichel hails ‘perfect manager’ Brendan Rodgers after Crystal Palace victory strengthens Leicester’s place in the top four
- Leicester beat Crystal Palace 2-1 in the Premier League on Monday evening
- The victory saw the Foxes go seven points clear of fifth with five games to play
- Kasper Schmeichel credited Brendan Rodgers for helping the team progress
Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel was full of praise for manager Brendan Rodgers after the Foxes beat Crystal Palace 2-1 to strengthen their grasp on the top four.
Goals from Timothy Castagne and Kelechi Iheanacho saw Rodgers’ team come from behind to win 2-1 at the King Power Stadium and open the gap to fifth-placed West Ham to seven points with five games remaining.
Speaking after the game, Schmeichel told Sky Sports: ‘It shows a club like Leicester can keep building, keep progressing and start mixing it at the top of the league.
Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel was full of praise for manager Brendan Rodgers
‘Brendan [Rodgers] has come in and done wonders for us – he’s the absolutely perfect manager for us at the perfect time.
‘He came in when we needed an identity, we needed to find our feet – who were we after this amazing title win?
‘We’ve kind of been in between a counter-attacking team and a possession team and we didn’t quite know exactly what we were and he’s just given us a clear identity, he’s been so clear in his messages of how we wants us to play.
‘I can’t praise him enough for the job he’s done and is doing, and hopefully for many years to come.’
And then add these quotes about the game
Schmeichel believes that Rodgers has really helped Leicester find their identity
‘We knew it was going to be difficult. Palace are a difficult side and we always have problems playing against them because they are well organised and if they get their noses in front we know it’s going to be a difficult game.
‘It was just a case of staying calm, playing the way we know we can play, don’t go out and give them another goal and make it a lot harder for ourselves and making sure we stay in the game because we know we are going to create chances with the front players we have.
‘I’m going to be boring and cliched as footballers normally are – we take another game and tonight we enjoy this win and then our focus switches to Southampton. We are not going to get ahead of ourselves, we know there are a lot of games still to play and a lot of points to play for and we have a really tough run-in, it’s just a case of carrying on as we have been doing.’
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