Brendan Rodgers says there are ‘lots of positives’ to take from Watford defeat

first_img RANKED “I know what it’s like at Vicarage Road, it’s a difficult place to come.“I thought after half-time we were better and our passing was much cleaner, much faster in our game and that allowed us to sustain our attacks.“Once we got the goal we had the momentum in the game and it felt like there was only going to be one winner but unfortunately right at the death we didn’t manage the game well enough.“Apart from that ten-minute spell after Watford’s first goal, I don’t think we had too much to defend. Like I said we grew into the game.” MONEY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 3 REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? huge blow Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move no dice “In the modern game you have to play against teams that sit deep, have the patience to win the ball and pass that deeply but when you are sat deep you have to be able to play on the counter and with this team I think we have that ability to do both so I’m looking forward to developing that with the team.“They played two strikers but the 3-4-3 gave us the numbers in midfield and as the game wore on you could see how the shape was very effective for us.Leicester’s most positive moment in the game was Vardy’s goal which saw Youri Tielemans slip in a nice through ball before the striker clipped it over Ben Foster. 3 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade BEST OF Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade center_img Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury ADVICE REVEALED Brendan Rodgers said there were ‘lots of positives’ to take from his first game in charge of Leicester despite suffering a 2-1 defeat at Watford.The Foxes seemed on for a decent draw after Jamie Vardy cancelled out Troy Deeney’s opener but a stoppage-time strike from Andre Gray ensured let Rodgers and co went empty-handed. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS And despite losing the game in such infuriating circumstances against a club he used to manage, Rodgers gave a reasonably upbeat post-match interview.But the former Celtic, Liverpool and Swansea boss did admit Leicester could have done more started and finished the match better.Speaking to talkSPORT’s Ollie Wilson after game, Rodgers said: “It was a disappointing start and a disappointing end but lots of positives in between that.“We didn’t get off to the best start but worked our way into the game and stayed in the game. Watford have shown they’re a good side in terms of their positioning in the league. Rodgers felt his side were the more likely team to win after the equaliser Rodgers said Vardy is a ‘brilliant striker’ after the match Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Gray celebrates his late winner 3 However, Vardy was forced off late in the game following a collision with the Hornets keeper but Rodgers was pleased with the striker’s display.Rodgers added: “He’s a brilliant striker, he’s shown that over his career that one thing he can do is score and the idea is for us to try and provide as many opportunities for him to do that.“That pass from Youri [Tielemans] and the finish was fantastic.”last_img read more