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Rodgers happy to see Leicester's players taking his ideas on board

 

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers

By Staff Reporter

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers will treat each of his side's remaining six Premier League matches like a cup final.

Rodgers saw signs against Bournemouth on Saturday that the players are beginning to take on board his ideas.

The former Celtic manager was particularly pleased with Leicester's pressing against the Cherries and wants the team to continue to work hard until the end of the campaign.

"We want to do our best until the end and treat every game like a real cup final," said Rodgers.

"If you want to succeed in the game you have to put maximum intensity into it. It was a very good performance. We had cohesion and the way we pressed was outstanding."

Bournemouth's 2-0 defeat at the King Power Stadium was a 10th loss in their last 11 away Premier League games, having won at Huddersfield prior to the international break.

Cherries boss Eddie Howe was disappointed his side were unable to build on that rare victory on their travels.

"We hoped that was a turning point," said Howe. "It's been hard as we haven't got the points we wanted or been as solid defensively as we'd have liked so there's lots for us to work on."

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