Brendan Rodgers explains Lookman—Ihenacho swap against Roma

Brendan Rodgers explains Lookman—Ihenacho swap against Roma

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has explained the reason behind his decision to replace Ademola Lookman with compatriot Kelechi Iheanacho in the second half of Leicester’s defeat to Roma.


Lookman started the second leg semi-final in Rome but was taken off by the Northern Irish manager in the second half.


Rodgers suggested the super Eagles’ new boy and Harvey Barnes were ineffective and had to replace them with Kelechi Iheanacho and Daniel Amartey.


However the double change at the break helped Leicester get into the game, but they couldn’t break down Jose Mourinho’s side.


“We were much better in the second half. I had to make changes as we weren’t aggressive enough.


“There weren’t many chances for both teams. We’ve tried every structure in the box but we lack the required physicality to deal with certain situations. It’s been our Achilles heel all season and it’s cost us again tonight.


“We needed to then get an extra body through the middle and the players responded well in the second half.” He said.


The defeat in Rome means Leicester City’s quest for a European trophy continues.

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