Leicester City manager Claude Puel has said he felt the side had deserved ‘another result’ in the weekend’s clash with Burnley.
Heading to Turf Moor to face off against Sean Dyche’s high flying side, many believed it would be the European decider this season given the relative positions of both teams, but a quick start from the hosts gave them a 2-0 advantage and Jamie Vardy’s late strike proved to be only a consolation on the day.
— Leicester City (@LCFC) April 15, 2018
Speaking to lcfc.com as he met with the media for his post game interviews, Puel clearly felt we had deserved far more from the game – and in fairness that was backed up by the match stats as Leicester dominated possession and chances on the day but we were wasteful in attack having started the game incredibly sloppy in defence.
“To concede two goals quickly it was difficult to accept. After I think, like in the first half we had a lot of chances also and we came back into the game early before the break. It was important to come back in the second half with quality and we improved in our play. We have had a lot of chances and it is a big disappointment of course because I think we deserved another result. It was not a fair result.”
Puel went on to repeat his belief that we had ‘deserved another result’ owing to our performance on the day and he pointed to the chances we had as being proof of that and he called on the side to maintain a ‘positive’ attitude as we move on looking to now finish as high as we can given European expectations are now over in his mind.
“We will have a strong game in the next game against Southampton. It will be very important, very crucial for us. They deserved perhaps another result against Chelsea and these two sides will play a crucial game.”
Fans however had their own thoughts on the 90 minutes and for many they felt Puel continued to make the wrong team selections given the style of play he wants to see.
Claude what you need to do is drop Morgan and Simpson and bring Dragovic and Amartey back! Morgan and Simpson can’t play the football you are asking, please take a chance
— Lauren Raichura (@LRaichura) April 15, 2018
Play Dragovic FFS
— Liam McNulty (@liamlcfc88) April 15, 2018
Puel just drop the following players Morgan, Chilwell & Simpson replace with Dragovic, Fuchs & Amartey we will gain points..
— Darren Bradford (@DjLife40) April 15, 2018
Another frustrating afternoon blah blah perhaps if you coached the team to start in the first half and play with tempo it wouldn’t be?
— Tracy (@realtracyw) April 15, 2018
After all, we deserved to be in 7th place. ????????????????????????
No Europe next season, but we deserved it. ????????????????????
— MD SAMIM (@mdsamim68452685) April 15, 2018
Mr Puel your philosophy has been dim poor to watch doesn’t win games you always mention intensity pre match post match and a portion blame to the players surely you play to your strengths? Yesterday Burnley started better quicker and most importantly took their chances, Same Old
— talkingtel94 (@talkingtel94) April 15, 2018
As has now become commonplace on social media, some were just flat out calling for his head following the result, whilst others were expressing the need for patience as sitting in 8th place in the table surely entitles him to longer and another transfer window to get the players in that would better suit his wanted style of play.
There’s certainly a divide when it comes to those thoughts though.