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Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers rues lack of scoring chances following Roma loss

John Solano

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers couldn’t hide his disappointment following his side’s defeat to Roma in the return leg of the Conference League semifinals.

The Giallorossi defeated the Foxes 1-0 as the Premier League side’s attack was thwarted by Jose Mourinho’s men throughout the fixture.

“Of course when you lose a second leg of a semifinal it’s disappointing,” Rodgers told BT Sport.

“I thought the atmosphere was absolutely fantastic from both sets of supporters. It was a great stadium to come and play in.”

“In the second half we were much better. We imposed ourselves and made changes. In the first half it wasn’t aggressive enough.”

“The players kept going until the very end but we couldn’t find that big chance. There wasn’t many in the game for both teams.”

“Their goal from a corner: it’s been our problem all season. We have tried every structure in the box from man marking to zonal marking, but clearly we lack the physicality needed to deal with certain situations.”

Adding, “We really dominated the first leg and had opportunities so we always had it in the back of the mind that we might need to change it and get an extra body through the middle.

“Though, the players responded really well in the second half tonight. It’s been a great journey for us in Europe in the last couple of years. We have a lot of young players that are finding their way and this was a great experience for them.”

“That will provide motivation for them next season. We just missed out so we’re disappointed but we need to finish the season strongly now and look to progress in the summer for next season.”

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