Following the goalless draw, the penalty save for Kasper Schmeichel saved Leicester ‘s misfortune at Brighton, and Brendan Rodgers, manager of Foxes, called his goalkeeper “world-class.”
The Denmark international kept Neal Maupay ‘s fourteenth-moment spot-kick out after cumbersomely cut down Aaron Connolly by James Justin. It was an inappropriate penalty for the Brighton striker, with Schmeichel not having to move or stretch himself to hold it out, as he covered the shot down on his right side.
In the last 10 Premier League games, Leicester was spared the fifth defeat as Rodgers’ side keeps on limping on to qualify for the Champions League.
Rodgers said: “He’s invaluable, Kasper made a major save from the penalty. He’s a goalkeeper of world-class quality. There’s simply no uncertainty he’s among the best goalkeepers in this league. On the target, he’s simply his quality and leadership. He ‘s learning and getting penalty-takers into the activity, and is so agile. He had been brilliant in the two back games. He made two important savings at Watford, and another significant save tonight.”
Leicester was unremarkable on Tuesday night, offering nothing in attack as top scorer Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho were mainly anonymous and administration hungry. On the fourth-placed Chelsea, who visited the King Power Stadium in this present end of the week’s FA Cup quarter-finals, Rodgers’ side, who were solid favorites to complete third at year-end.
“We have still not discovered our musicality in the attack. The principal half wasn’t the best half of football, to be straightforward, however, the subsequent half was much better. Our play before the ball was vastly improved and our weight was greatly improved and it seemed as though a goal was coming yet we were unable to make the breakthrough. We’ve propped upright to the end, yet we simply have to locate that extra quality and we’re going to take a shot at it. Ideally, that’s going to come as soon as possible.
There is no uncertainty that, obviously, we want to be better. Performance levels should be improved however we have a gathering that’s straightforward and humble enough to accept that and put the work in to make that happen,” admitted Rodgers.
Maupay’s penalty miss may have left Brighton contemplating what may have been similar to three points in the battle for survival would have given them substantial breathing room.
Be that as it may, Graham Potter ‘s men followed up on their home win against Arsenal toward the end of the week with another point on Tuesday night and the Brighton manager was pleased with the outcomes.
“We are in a respectable situation after four points from two troublesome games and even games that were in a short period. With a touch of karma, we could have had another three points tonight yet that wasn’t to be. We have somewhat of a breather presently before preparing for Manchester United (June 30) and we’re going to utilize the time to recoup however you can see we ‘re ready to battle in the last hardly any games to make sure we ‘re staying in this division with the goal that’s a positive sign going ahead,” he added.