Brendan Rodgers is frustrated by the Leicester owners after a quiet transfer window

Brendan Rodgers is frustrated by the Leicester owners after a quiet transfer window

Brendan Rodgers is frustrated by the Leicester owners after a quiet transfer window

Brendan Rodgers expressed his frustration with the Leicester owners after a quiet transfer window after admitting his struggling side faced an uphill battle in the Premier League.

Rodgers was left to pick up the pieces after a frustrating summer, with home fans once again venting their disappointment following the 1-0 defeat to Manchester United on Thursday as they find themselves at the bottom of the table with just one point. five games.

Wesley Fofana and Kasper Schmeichel departed after Ademola Lookman’s loan expired, with third choice goalkeeper Alex Smithies and deadline day signing Wout Faes, all of which happened on the other side.

Wesley Fofana Photo File

Wesley Fofana has left Leicester to join Chelsea in a £ 70m transfer (Mike Egerton / PA)

Leicester president Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha explained their limited transfer approach in schedule notes before Thursday night’s game which ended with whistles at the final whistle after Jadon Sancho’s goal proved enough to give United all and three points and leave the bottom of the Foxes.

“I’m glad the window is closed, to be honest,” Foxes boss Rodgers said. “I mean, there were huge distractions for this window.

“You will have read the program notes and seen the situation the club is in, so having to watch pretty much every single club in the top five leagues bring players and for us not being able to improve, it was difficult. not just as a manager but for the players, because the players want to compete.

“This group proved they could compete, but we needed (help) – but unfortunately we weren’t able to get it.

“So, in terms of results, it’s my responsibility. I’ll take it.

“We should have won by now. We’ve been in a couple of games and in great positions, but we haven’t been able to do it, so I understand that perfectly.

The fans want to see the team win and if they don’t they will tell you.

“So, for us, we won’t hide behind the rock and walk away. We are ready to fight now, but it will be very important that the fans really keep up with the players.

“As I said, it is a very challenging situation not being able to refresh this team and this group of players.

Brendan Rodgers, Leicester City manager

Brendan Rodgers was unable to spend a lot during the summer market period (Fabrizio Corradetti / PA)

“We really need their encouragement and help to get the players through.

“We will get a win sooner rather than later, but we really need them behind us and that’s important.”

While Rodgers endured a test window, United ended the summer after strengthening in several areas.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag

Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag saw his team improve results (David Davis / PA)

Cristiano Ronaldo left the bench on a night when the transfer deadline expired without a much-discussed exit.

Antony completed his cash change from Ajax on Thursday and the Brazilian international will push to get involved in Sunday’s clash against league leaders Arsenal at Old Trafford.

Erik Ten Hag’s men continue to make progress after their poor start to the season and have left King Power Stadium after securing their third consecutive Premier League win.

Ten Hag has named an unchanged team for the third straight game, meaning Cristiano Ronaldo left the bench one night when the transfer deadline expired without a much-discussed exit occurring.

Antony completed his cash change from Ajax on Thursday and the Brazilian international will push to get involved in Sunday’s clash against league leaders Arsenal at Old Trafford.

“Maybe it’s too fast to tell (we turned a corner),” said Ten Hag. “We are happy, that’s for sure.

“You can see that there is a team that is growing, a team that is growing, they are together.

“They are supporting each other, they are fighting for each other, they are collaborating – this is important – and if you do that you get the right scores and we have done it in the last three games.

“Now we have to take a step forward, we have to improve further. Sunday, a really good match, an excellent test, so we can’t wait. “

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