“The penalty was harsh” – Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers defends Ndidi

“The penalty was harsh” – Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers defends Ndidi

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has jumped into the defense of Wilfred Ndidi following his role in the defeat of the Foxes to Everton on Wednesday.

The Super Eagles midfielder was adjudged to have handled the ball in the box and penalty was awarded to Everton after a lengthy VAR review for handball against Wilfred Ndidi.


Gyfil Sidgurson scored from the resulting penalty to doubled Everton, although Kelechi Iheanacho came on from the bench and scored, it wasn’t enough to save the Foxes from another defeat.


Brenda Rodgers however disagreed with the decision of the officials to award penalty against Ndidi, the former Liverpool boss tagged the decision as “harsh”.


“We’re disappointed with the start, it’s something that has crept back into the game. We gave away a soft goal, but I thought the penalty was harsh.”


“I think it was so harsh. We’ve had so many of those that we haven’t had this year. It was difficult to go behind with that. It wasn’t clear and obvious.” He said in his post-match conference.


Rodgers admitted that the team has been far from their good form since the league returned, but he believed they still make their dream of qualifying for the champions league come reality.


“I assume the responsibility for the results. That’s what I’m here to do.


“We’re in a strong position. We still have it within our hands to achieve what would be a dream for us. Since we’ve come back we’ve not got the performance right. The second half was better. We need to win on Saturday.” He said.


Leicester has failed to win any of their past five away league games (D2 L3), after winning six of their past seven away matches before this game, although they still retain their third position on the league standing.



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