Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has slammed striker Kelechi Iheanacho for his below performance after the Foxes were out-foxed in Sunday’s 4-1 thrashing by Bournemouth even as he ruled the substitution of the Nigerian as tactical error.
Iheanacho, who had been heavily involved in Jamie Vardy’s opener, was withdrawn at half-time at the Vitality Stadium, with Rodgers tweaking his system to bring on Dennis Praet.
“(Iheanacho) wasn’t having one of his better games,” said Rodgers in his post-match press conference. “The issue for us defensively was on the side of the pitch, because there was a lot of space for Wilf and Youri to cover.
“So we pushed Ayo on, he was playing well, and added an extra midfielder in to help cover; but the defeat wasn’t tactical, it was about the spirit.”
He added: “I didn’t see it (the defeat) coming. We didn’t have personality in the second half.
Rodgers however charged his wards to rise to the challenge when they take on Sheffield United on Thursday.