We took the game on and we were productive
It’s two home wins in a week for Leicester with today’s 1-0 victory against Burnley following on from their midweek defeat of Tottenham Hotspur and that has pleased Claude Puel who has made a good start to life at the King Power Stadium.
After the game, he said: “My team is progressing and it was amazing to see them in the second half with this quality and with all these chances. The late chances were without the clinical edge of course but it bodes well for the future.
“We needed to score another goal in the second half because with just one goal they could still put us under pressure with the long ball, long throw in or from a second ball inside the box.
“It would be better to score another goal but it was good to have all these chances, we could have scored three or four more goals in the second half with the good football.
“It was difficult against Burnley because they pressed us and put us under pressure at times. It was interesting to see the reaction in the second half with the good football, good play on the floor and creating chances, which was very encouraging.”
Before speaking about the match, Clarets’ boss Sean Dyche expressed his concern for Robbie Brady who was stretchered from the field just past the half hour. “It looks more serious than not serious to me, that’s all I can say,” Dyche said at the end of the game.
“He’s a good character in the group and he’s been building with his performances. Today he started fantastically well, so it’s a real knock for him and us and hopefully we’ll find out more details soon. But we’ve had knocks like this before, so we’ll rethink things and move forwards.”
Despite losing the early goal, he was still happy with parts of our performance. He added: “Overall, I was quite pleased, particularly with the first half when we were very productive and quite dominant.
“We responded really well from a poor goal from our point of view and it’s not easy to come away in the Premier League and have as much play as we did. We took the game on and we were productive and arguably could have come in one each.
“We didn’t and that played into their favour in the second half. They thrive on the game it became in the second half because they love to play on the counter.
“But I was so pleased with the physicality because that was virtually the same group playing three games in six days. The will and desire to keep going all the way down the game and keep creating chances was there for all to see, so I’m pleased with many things, just not the result.”Share this page :