Brendan Rodgers demands cup final mentality


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Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has called on his men to adopt a cup final mentality for the run-in as they look to try and secure a place in Europe.

The Northern Irishman has enjoyed a positive start to life at King Power Stadium and Saturday’s victory over Bournemouth has moved them level on points with seventh-placed Wolves.

Leicester have claimed nine points from four games with Rodgers at the helm and could potentially secure a place in the Europa League if they finish seventh.

With that in mind, the former Celtic boss has urged his players to maintain their performance levels and adopt a cup final mentality over the final weeks of the term.

Rodgers said: “We want to do our best until the end and treat every game like a real cup final.

“If you want to succeed in the game you have to put maximum intensity into it and in the Premier League every game is tough and is a real challenge.”

Rodgers insists he still needs more time to fully get his ideas across but has been impressed with their progress so far.

He added: “The reason I came is that they’re a fantastic group of players. “It is going to take time to holistically get over our ideas so it becomes the norm for the players.

“What they have shown is a wonderful appetite to learn and embrace how we want them to play.” Leicester return to action on Saturday when they head to the John Smith’s Stadium to face Huddersfield.

The Foxes can be backed at 1.80 to add another three points to their tally, while Huddersfield are priced at 4.75 to come out on top, and the draw is available at 3.60.

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