Brendan Rodgers thrilled with ‘perfect’ Leicester performance in record-breaking Southampton win

October 26, 2019
By: Daniel Orme

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers was left purring after his side produced a complete performance in their record-breaking 9-0 win over Southampton on Friday night.

Hat-tricks apiece on the night from Ayoze Perez and Jamie Vardy were added to by strikes from Ben Chilwell, Youri Tielemans and James Maddison, ensuring the Foxes waltzed away with a record Premier League winning scoreline, as well an all-time top-flight record away win.

It was the manner in which Leicester went about their memorable victory that impressed Rodgers more than anything else.

“It was a perfect performance. From the very first whistle we showed our intent,” Rodgers said.

“It had every thing you would want, once we went in front, we showed a wonderful demonstration of how to play 10 men, it was tactically very good and we were aggressive.

“What was pleasing was we played like a proper team. It was brilliant for the supporters to travel down on a rainy night like tonight and see us score nine goals.”

“The message I said to the players at half-time, at 5-0, was: ‘Just see it as 0-0. Go out and show we’re a really, really good side by pushing and showing a really hungry mentality. If you come off and it’s still 5-0, you’ve won a Premier League game 5-0 which is unbelievable. But if you do, I’ll tell you now, they’ll be mixed feelings.”

“So to then go out and do what we did and show that ruthless streak, it shows that we’re making steps to being a decent side.”

The result saw the Foxes’ overtake reigning Premier League champions Manchester City into second place in the table. As a result, Leicester are now the fourth favourites to win the league this season with the bookies and can be backed at a price of 80/1 with Betfair.

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