Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers content with first leg draw against Roma

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers was pleased with his side’s display in their 1-1 home draw against Roma.

The two sides shared the spoils in the first leg and will meet again next week in Rome for the second leg of their Conference League semifinal tie.

“It was a great occasion,” Rodgers told LCFC TV. “I thought the supporters were great, they really helped the team, and I thought the team played very, very well. We showed real courage on the ball against an experienced team.”

“Our movement and mobility in the game was really good and we arrived into the final third in some really good positions. We scored a very good goal, had other opportunities where it just didn’t quite drop for us, and also it was a mixture of them defending the box well.”

“Even though we were behind in the game, we weren’t giving away so much. We were aware, on the counter attack, they might look to break away. We were disappointed with the goal because it comes from a throw-in that we should defend much better.”

“It was the reaction we needed from the team and I thought that reaction from very good. Overall, I’m really pleased with the performance and it gives us great confidence now going into the second leg.”

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