Brendan Rodgers unfazed by pressure with Leicester still looking for their first league win of 2022

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Brendan Rodgers is unfazed by the mounting pressure over his position at Leicester – with the under-performing Foxes still looking for their first league win of the year

  • Leicester City have failed to win any of their four league games so far this year
  • The pressure is growing on Brendan Rodgers with the Foxes 11th in the table
  • Rodgers says he cannot allow himself to become concerned with criticism
  • Leicester are also in the midst of an injury crisis as they fight to get back on track


Brendan Rodgers says he is unfazed by the mounting pressure over his position in charge of under-performing Leicester City.

The Foxes have suffered a slump in form, without a league win this year, and go into their game against Wolves today closer to the relegation zone than the European places.

Leicester have been blighted by injuries, but defensive weaknesses, especially at set-pieces, have increased frustrations among fans.

Pressure is growing on Brendan Rodgers following Leicester's poor run of form in the league

Pressure is growing on Brendan Rodgers following Leicester’s poor run of form in the league

Rodgers this week joked that he could not look too far ahead at Leicester’s upcoming fixtures because he ‘might not be here’.

He said, ‘With respect to the criticism, when you don’t win games, you have to take it. That’s unfortunate. I can sit here and cry all I like about injuries. But it won’t wash.

‘All I can do is focus on the football. I love being here, I really do. I will always give my very best. When you get criticism, you get the tin hat on and get on with your work. 

‘I’m honest. I’m in at 7.30am every day. I leave late at night, trying to do that best I can. If it’s not enough, that’s OK. I’ll move on, recover and go again.’

Rodgers says that he cannot afford to get bogged down by criticism as he searches for a win

Rodgers says that he cannot afford to get bogged down by criticism as he searches for a win

Midfielder James Maddison is the latest Leicester player to join the squad's lengthy injury list

Midfielder James Maddison is the latest Leicester player to join the squad’s lengthy injury list

No Premier League side has endured more injuries this season than Leicester. Jonny Evans, Wesley Fofana, Timothy Castagne, James Justin and Ryan Bertrand all remain sidelined.

Young full-back Luke Thomas’s hamstring strain ruled him out of the midweek Europa Conference League victory over Randers, while up front, Jamie Vardy is missing. 

And Rodgers suffered yet more injury scares on Thursday night as Caglar Soyuncu and James Maddison both withdrew late on.

‘It’s just been frightening. You only have to see the players who are out to see why we have suffered defensively. It’s very frustrating but we have to get on with it and deal with it.’

Leicester are still looking for their first league win of this year and sit 11th in the Premier League

Leicester are still looking for their first league win of this year and sit 11th in the Premier League

Rodgers says he wants to overhaul his squad in the summer, after saying some of the players ‘may have achieved everything they can’ since last year’s historic FA Cup win.

But with the club’s finances hard-hit during the pandemic, with a pre-tax loss of £33million for 2020-21 following a £67m loss the year before, there were no transfer funds available in January.

‘If the club doesn’t have any money, we can’t bring players in. I have to develop them,’ Rodgers said. ‘We don’t have the resources that a lot of the top clubs have. We have to find a different way.’ 

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