London (AFP) – Leicester can disrupt the Premier League’s dominance of the “Big Six,” said Fox manager Brendan Rodgers.
After defeating Newcastle 2-1 on Sunday, the Northern Irish side is third on the table.
Leicester, the only club to win the league title since 1995 from outside “Big Six” in 2016, visited Southampton later Monday, lagging behind leader Liverpool who visited second-placed Manchester United. I’m taking it.
Leicester pulled Liverpool and United in 10th place from West Ham, playing more than a few rivals’ games in a widespread title race with just 7 points.
By comparison, Liverpool held a 27-point advantage over the team in 10th place after 16 games last season, and Manchester City was at a similar stage in the 2017-18 campaign.
Rogers says Leicester may not be able to compete economically with the biggest clubs, but they can make them feel their presence on the pitch.
“We want to be a team that can get European football every year,” Rogers said.
“Our job is to break the hierarchy. It may not be financially successful. Funding to win £ 70m ($ 96m), £ 80m and £ 90m players There is no, but it can be done in a soccer way. “
Rogers said his first goal was to qualify for European football next season.
Leicester lost the Champions League spot after losing form at the end of last season, but they entered the Europa League knockout stage after breaking through the group.
“My ambition is to re-enter Europe and make progress,” Rogers said.
“The great thing is that the top players are regaining fitness. This is exciting for us later in the season.”
England midfielder James Madison is one of the players who recovered from the injury, quickly influenced and scored in Newcastle.
Madison and Belgium’s international Youri Tielemans goals helped Fox win his seventh victory in the campaign. This is the most common in the Premier League.
“We are playing with intensity and a little bang. Newcastle felt the full power of the top Premier League team,” Madison said.
– Soccer Sports
Leicester can disrupt the established order of the Premier League, Rogers says
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