Brendan Rodgers believes that this is his most challenging period as a manager after his Leicester City side was torn apart by Manchester City 6-3 at the Etihad. Rodgers made as many as six changes from the team that beat Newcastle with Jonny Evans, Caglar Soyuncu, Harvey Barnes, Ricardo Pereira, and Patson Daka sidelined. Jamie Vardy and Wilfried Ndidi were on the bench but were not brought in while Ryan Bertrand suffered an injury in the warm-up to the game.
“There’s no doubt this is a huge challenge. We’re not getting the violins out. You see what we’re missing. The players aren’t available. It definitely is.” Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers said. “Offensively we’re really good but if you’re missing the players (we are) it’s a real challenge. Take (Jonny) Evans, (Caglar) Soyuncu, (Ricardo) Pereira, James Justin, and Wesley Fofana out of our squad then it’s huge. We have to keep trying to find the solutions. We’ll continue to fight. We competed at the top of the league disrupting everything when we had players available.”
“The results are obviously disappointing but you have to look at the condition of the team and the players we have missing. We’re not a deep enough squad, like a Manchester City, Liverpool, or Chelsea, to be able to carry it out. But what I do expect is what I saw in the second half which was incredible spirit and quality when we had the opportunities.” he added.