Brendan Rodgers: ‘Missing top four would not be a failure’

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Leicester are a point outside the top four heading into the final round of games.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has dismissed any tips that losing out on the Champions League would be a failure.

The Foxes host Manchester United in Sunday’s Premier League ending understanding success would book a Champions League spot.

They are 5th, a point behind United and Chelsea, in the race for the top four having already made a Europa League place for next season.

Leicester, shock champions four years ago, have actually once again threatened to disturb the recognized order and Rodgers firmly insisted any place they finish, the Foxes have actually accomplished the majority of their targets this term.

He stated: “The 6 targets we had– 2 of those was to get to domestic finals, one was semi-final, one was quarter-final, so we just fell short in those however met all of the other efficiency goals, in regards to reaching European football and enhancing our goalscoring.

” Apart from those 2 (failure to get to finals), the other goals we have actually accomplished, and now we have actually a possibility to … this is practically like a barrier-breaking goal, a goal that will get us into the Champions League.

“It wasn’t really something we spoke about at the beginning of the season because naturally, where the club had been these last few seasons, we wanted to try step-by-step to arrive there.”

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However Rodgers insisted he has no remorses with the way the season has gone, regardless of the Foxes losing the 14- point lead they held over United in January.

“No. I’ve always said that boat has sailed. The league is over 38 games and people were having us in the Champions League after 20 games. You have to go right the way to the end,” he stated.

” There’ll be dissatisfaction if we do not make it however that would whet the cravings for next season. We remained in a good position however you have actually got to sustain it. It also shows you the big enhancements this team still has to make.

” I might discuss the entire season and take a look at points we need to have won and might have won, however every team can do that.

“We dropped points and we need to be better in that and next year our mentality is one of the areas that needs to improve to sustain the run.”

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The Foxes lack James Maddison and Ben Chilwell while Caglar Soyuncu is prohibited.

They have won 2 of their 8 league games since returning from lockdown, while United are unbeaten in their last 13 Premier League getaways, leaving Leicester as the underdogs.

Rodgers added: “Naturally everybody will take a look at this game and the span is for the so-called big team to be therein.

” If you evaluate budget plans and whatever else, we need to really be no place near the position of Manchester United. That’s the reality.

“The game itself and how it’s set up shows you how well we’ve done to be competing at that level.”

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