Supervisor Brendan Rodgers has reiterated his stance that Leicester should at all times function at 100 per cent if they’re to compete with the most effective groups within the league.
The Foxes have secured back-to-back fifth-place finishes within the Premier League. They’ve grow to be a well-drilled and thrilling crew to look at below the steering of the Northern Irish tactician. However outcomes and performances this season haven’t matched these over the previous couple of years.
The East Midlanders sit eleventh within the desk, with 14 factors to their title. They’ve gained solely 4 top-flight video games and misplaced the identical quantity.
Ends in Europe have additionally been combined. The King Energy outfit sit third in Europa League Group C, with one win, one defeat and a few attracts.
And he has now backed these feedback forward of Sunday’s journey to Elland Highway to face Leeds United.
“It isn’t all of the crew, we’ve gamers who’re performing to a extremely good degree, they’re exhibiting that need and mentality to do the soiled work,” he advised reporters. “I say the identical factor to them – I don’t beat across the bush once I’m speaking a few bush – we have to run extra.
“And as a collective, it’s no good seven or eight gamers doing it. That’s what’s at all times received us these wins and that consistency.
“We’re not ok as a gaggle to win video games at 75 per cent. We’re a crew that must be at most.”
Straight-talking Rodgers taking no prisoners
There isn’t a doubting that Leicester have the flexibility to combine it with most groups within the division on their day. However consistency has been a problem throughout the early phases of 2021-2022.
Not enjoying effectively is one factor however a failure to place within the onerous yards is unacceptable, in line with the ex-Liverpool chief. And he made it clear that any of his gamers not toeing the road will face time on the bench.
“Generally it’s willpower, and sadly it’s the one factor you can’t transport into gamers,” he added. “You may give them numerous tactical concepts and help and technical teaching, however getting again can be about will.
“It’s one thing that in case you don’t do you don’t play. That’s what’s hurting us a bit in the mean time, however we’ll right it and make it proper.”