Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers expressed his disappointment after the Premier League refused to postpone their game against Tottenham despite both sides’ requests. Leicester is set to be without nine first-team players due to both coronavirus cases and injuries. Spurs are set to return to action after missing their last two games due to a Covid outbreak. Two games have already been called off this week but no more postponements have been granted.
“Yeah. We’ve looked at that. Unfortunately for us, we weren’t granted any dispensation which is obviously disappointing.” Brendan Rodgers said after their postponement request was denied by the Premier League. “We’re a team and a club that have always wanted to support all the measures and everything else, but maybe when you need a little bit of support with the extreme situation that we’re in, we weren’t able to get that which was disappointing.”
“We were a big doubt for the game against Newcastle with all the issues and problems we had but because of the greater good of the game, and the supporters, we obviously played the game,” he added. “Since then we’ve picked up a couple more injuries as well that are maybe not directly from Covid but they’re certainly Covid related because players are picking up injuries because we can’t rotate the squad and the team. So it’s a really a challenging time for us but whatever plays we’ll always put it out to do our very best.”