Ndidi, Iheanacho must get used to playing behind close doors – Rodgers

Ndidi, Iheanacho must get used to playing behind close doors – Rodgers

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers says Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho, and others will have to get used to playing behind in front of their fans, as premier league set for a restart.

The Premier League has been scheduled to restart in the mid-June, but all games are expected to hold behind closed doors, in order to curb the widespread of the coronavirus.


King power stadium, the home of Leicester City is known for its electrifying atmosphere will surely quiet for remaining matches of the season.


Rodgers said it’s going to be a new experience for his team, but they will hold training sessions at the King Power Stadium to get his players used to playing in an empty ground.


“We’ll look at trying to prepare as best we can for that.


“We’ll have some practice games in our own stadium before we play. We’ll play at the King Power, so they’ll feel and get a sense of that,” he said.


“The game is not the same. It’s absolutely not. It can’t be. However, it’s what we have to do.


“The intensity and commitment of the players will still be there. We’d obviously love our supporters to be there but there won’t be any.


“However, we’ll have a cause we’ll be fighting for. They may not be with us in the stadium but there’ll be millions of people watching, thousands of Leicester City supporters around the world watching.


“We have a duty for them to do the best we can, whether the stadium is full or whether it was empty, and that will be our focus.”


The Former Liverpool and Celtic boss added that playing without fans will surely affect the team, but they have to do everything in their power to finish the season on high.


He added: “It takes away that home advantage for sure. Every team loves playing at home.


“We love that whole build-up to a game at the King Power and the fusion between the players and supporters, it makes it a really difficult place to come.


“Of course, if home teams don’t have that, it’s just about the game and puts it onto a level playing field as such.


Leicester who are third on the league standing will play for matches at the King Power stadium after the league on June 17.


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