Rodgers criticises the portrayal of British managers claiming he will be deemed ‘lucky’ for victory over Leeds

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British perception

Brendan Rodgers’ side tactically outclassed a toothless Leeds United squad at Elland Road. Leicester City were dominant and despite their injury-ravaged squad, were able to show quality throughout their side.

However, coach Rodgers feels he and his side will not get the credit. After the match, the Northern Irish coach criticised the perception of British coaches.

“Because I’m a British manager, I got lucky, that’s the way it works in these games. But the players were brilliant and got their rewards,” said Rodgers. Marcelo Bielsa has received plenty of praise for his work with Leeds United since taking over more than two seasons ago.

“You watch Leeds closely in advance, see how they play with wingers and stretch the pitch and they want a basketball game, up and down, so you have to ensure you don’t get involved in that.”

Other coaches may look to exploit the problems which Rodgers has identified in the Leeds game. Leicester win back-to-back games to get their season back on track as they push for European qualification for a second season running.