Date: 16th May 2018 at 8:00am
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A mixed but largely disappointing (on a number of levels) 2017/18 campaign came to an end last weekend as Leicester City went down 5-4 to Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium.

The game certainly ebbed and flowed and Leicester long held the advantage in the match before the hosts took charge in the second half, but despite them having the possession we can certainly feel hard down by in not taking at least a point from the game given our greater chances on and off target across the 90 minutes.

With fans more than expressing their disappointment at Claude Puel’s more possession-based football that really doesn’t play to the current squad’s main strengths, it remains to be seen if Puel wins much favour from this showing, and the Arsenal one, as they were by far more the Leicester of old over the past few seasons.

Short of the defeat, Puel himself was pleased with what he’d seen as he spoke to lcfc.com but he had to admit it had been a ‘crazy’ game to bring the curtain down on – especially as we were 3-1 up.

“I think it was a crazy game. It was open but I think we started the game well, like our last game at home against Arsenal. It was good to see them to play with this desire and consistency and to attack with good pressing on the floor. We had a lot of chances and good moves. It was encouraging and when we scored the third game at the start of the second half, I thought we should have gone on to win the game. At the end it’s a shame because we scored four goals away. We showed our desire to counter-attack and we lost goals from mistakes. Perhaps it was the same for Tottenham, but we did have a lot of chances and with our quality and desire, we could have won, but unfortunately, we lost.”

With Jamie Vardy getting the brace he came in for specific praise from the manager for his continued mentality and effort on the pitch

Initial reactions from the fans at least were certainly mixed following the game.