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Defeat at United showed we must improve: Rodgers

 

Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers

By Sean Taylor

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers insists the defeat at Manchester United shows his team must improve if they are to finish in the top six in the Premier League.

The Foxes have been tipped to mount a serious challenge this season and have openly admitted themselves that bringing European football back to the King Power Stadium is the aim.

Last weekend's trip to Old Trafford was a yardstick for their aspirations but they came up short, losing 1-0 after conceding an early penalty.

The home game against Tottenham at lunchtime today provides another opportunity for Leicester to reaffirm their position as potential top-six contenders.

To do so, Rodgers thinks more consistency in matches is key.

"We need to improve, that's clear," said the Foxes boss. "It's not so much about ability, I think what is most important for us to work on is the level of performance. I have no doubts about the quality of the players but we must ensure we can deal with the pressure of these games.

"I didn't feel we deserved to lose at Old Trafford, although we didn't do enough to win it. We were much better in the second half, but not so much in the first half. Our challenge, as the season progresses, is to ensure that our performance level is consistent for as long as we possibly can."

Eight of the Leicester players to feature against United were aged 23 or under and Rodgers was keen to stress that his team are still learning.

"For us the ambition is important and there is real excitement going forward. We have a group of exciting young talent that need educating and we must give them confidence and belief to achieve," he added.

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