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Brendan Rodgers admits Leicester City missing out on Top 4 will be 'disappointing'

The Leicester City boss said the Reds and the Blues still have difficult matches to play in their quest to finish above his side in the Champions League race.

Brendon Rodgers file photo, Image credit: Twitter
By Amruth Kalidas | May 19, 2021 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers admits missing out on Champions League football for a second year in a row would be “really disappointing” after Chelsea brought the FA Cup winners back down to earth with a bump at Stamford Bridge.

Leicester enjoyed one of the best days in the club’s history on Saturday as a Youri Tielemans wonder goal earned a 1-0 FA Cup Final triumph over Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea.

The Foxes may have lifted silverware in the capital at Chelsea’s expense, but their Premier League clash with the Blues at Stamford Bridge was unquestionably the more lucrative game given Champions League qualification was at stake.

With Liverpool lying in wait, Tuchel’s men saw off Leicester 2-1 in front of thousands of overjoyed Chelsea fans. The result means Liverpool will leapfrog Leicester into fourth place on goal difference should they beat Burnley on Wednesday, leaving Rodgers’ Foxes with it all to do in a tough final-day fixture against Tottenham.

Leicester missed out on a top-four finish last season after losing to Manchester United on the final day. It would be more disappointment for Rodgers’ men unless results go their way on Sunday.

BRENDaN RODGERS ON TOP 4 RACE

Following the defeat at the Bridge, Rodgers told Sky Sports: “It was a very hard-fought game. We’re obviously disappointed with the goals. We conceded a needless corner and didn’t pick up well enough. The penalty is very, very, very, harsh. It’s one that we will learn from.”

Regarding the top four race, Rodgers said: “Liverpool have a couple of games. Chelsea have a tough game away at Aston Villa. I’ve always said we just need to concentrate on ourselves.

“We’re still in that top four and we’ve got one more game to go. If we win it and it’s still not enough for us we have to accept that. It’s still been a great season.”



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