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Rodgers acknowledges that his job is in jeopardy

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Brendan Rodgers acknowledges that his job as manager of Leicester City is in jeopardy following a crushing 6-2 Premier League loss at Tottenham on Saturday.

For the first time since 1983–84, Leicester has lost all seven of their league games after a big defeat.

Their 22 goals allowed are the highest any team has given up after seven Premier League games and the most in the English top division since 1965–196. (West Ham, also 22).

Rodgers acknowledged that his job was in danger and would work with the club’s owners to resolve the situation.

He told Sky Sports:

“I come in every day and do my work. And I totally understand the frustration of supporters.

“I can’t hide from that. It’s my responsibility.

“Whatever happens I’ll have a huge amount of respect for [the owners] because they’ve given me great support. I understand the game.

“The scoreline didn’t reflect the game but the bottom line is it’s a heavy defeat.

“They’ve given me brilliant support. Whatever happens to me at Leicester, I’ll always respect them if I stay and fight on.”

James Maddison, a midfielder for Leicester who had tied the score at 2-2, refused to let Rodgers take all the credit and claimed the players deserved their fair share of the blame.

He said:

“It is tough to debrief it in my head so quickly after.

“People will check the scoreline and see 6-2 and think ‘wow, Leicester got battered again’ but I don’t think that was the case.

“We’ve worked so hard on the training ground this week because we know we need to produce better results, and in the first half, it felt like the Leicester we know and the Brendan Rodgers side we’ve produced in the last few years, with the high press and creating chances. It is tough to take.

“We conceded from a couple of set-pieces which is always disappointing.

“Especially if I told you how many hours we’ve spent on that because it was a weakness last year.

“We’ve brought a set-piece coach, and everyone has bought into that.

“The players should be taking some of the brunts. It is a collective, and it’s not the manager. We are an XI out there.

“It hurts when you respect the manager.

“And ultimately, we are the players out there and haven’t been delivering recently.”

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Abdul Aziz Shaikh
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