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‘Bitterly disappointing’: Emile Heskey lashes out at Leicester after 1-0 defeat at Legia Warsaw


‘Bitterly disappointing’: Emile Heskey explodes Leicester after 1-0 defeat to Legia Warsaw in Europa League, as Brendan Rodgers’ poor start to the season continues

  • Emile Heskey criticized Leicester’s performance in defeat to Legia Warsaw
  • He said: ‘60% possession, but can we say they really created clear chances?’
  • Leicester has gotten this campaign off to a bad start at home and in Europe

Emile Heskey described Leicester’s 1-0 defeat to Legia Warsaw as ‘bitterly disappointing’ after Brendan Rodgers’ side had just one point from two Europa League games.

The defeat followed a 2-2 draw at Napoli earlier this month and placed Leicester bottom of Group C after two games, with the only consolation being that the Italians, who were joint favorites with the Foxes to win the group, were defeated . 3-2 at home to Spartak Moscow.

“It’s bitterly disappointing to be honest, when you go into the tournament and are your joint favorites and are five points behind at the bottom,” Heskey told BT Sport after the game.

Emile Heskey was critical of Leicester’s performance after the 1-0 defeat at Legia Warsaw

“Not playing so well is the disappointing thing,” Heskey said after the defeat

And not playing so well is the disappointing thing about it. 60% possession, but can we say they really created clear chances? They usually created half chances and they will be disappointed about that.’

Leicester came so close to qualifying for the Champions League last season and have had a bad start to this season at home and in Europe.

They are 13th in the Premier League on just seven points from six games, having escaped defeat at home to Burnley last week when a VAR review ruled out Chris Woods’ header in added time in a 2-2 draw.

Heskey hopes Leicester will be lifted by the return of Kelechi Iheanacho, who was not allowed to meet Poland to meet Legia due to problems with his travel documents.

“They’re regrouping,” Heskey added.

“They have Palace at the weekend, they also need points in the Premier League, they need to regroup.

“They’re bringing Iheanacho back, he’s been missing there, his link-up game, etc., he’s been great at that. They will go back to Palace and try to take the points there.’

Heskey spent six seasons at Leicester between 1994 and 2000 after completing his education and winning two League Cups with the Foxes.

He now works as an ambassador for the club and assistant coach for the Leicester women’s team.



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