Brendan Rodgers, despite leading Leicester to the Champions League positions, refuses to recalibrate his goals for the season. With a 2-1 victory at Newcastle on Sunday, the Foxes climbed up to third in the Premier League table, but manager Rodgers is not allowing himself or anyone else to get carried away.
Asked afterwards if his ambitions had changed, he said, “No, it’s still the same. My goal is to get back to Europe and for us to advance. We want to be a team that can play European soccer year after year.Youri Tielemans scored Leicester’s second goal (Michael Regan/PA) “For us, it will still be a process. We don’t have the financial resources to bring in a player of £ 70m, £ 80m or £ 90m, so we have to improve that player, bring in a young player or an older player like Jonny Evans, who is a top player, and form his career so that our younger players can be helped. We both began the season in Europe and in the league very well, but we still have a lot of work to do. The teams went into the break level after a mediocre first half at St. James’ Park, but ten minutes after the restart, the visitors struck: Harvey Barnes played a quick counter-attack and served Jamie Vardy, who invitingly laid the ball for James Maddison, who fired it into the net. Double Topssssss pic.twitter. com/ytxmNZN4Dl- James Maddison (@Madders10) January 3, 2021 With 18 minutes to go, For us, it was a really good three points. “It was a really good three points for us. ” The goal of Andy Carroll was not enough to spark a revival from Newcastle (Michael Regan/PA) He said, “That’s the frustrating thing because in the first half I don’t think there was anything in it and unfortunately we gave the ball away high up the pitch, which unfortunately happened to us a couple of times with the last pass. “We gave it away and we know how good they are in Leicester in particular. However, Carroll’s contribution provided a little consolation. Bruce said, “Carroll’s contribution offered a little consolation though.Bruce said, ” He was a little disappointed that he wasn’t in the squad, but he went on and reminded us of what he could do. It was a superb finish. “Andy came in and gave us something different up front, which is always good to have.”