‘You’ve got to take what comes your way’ September 9, 2022 – Posted in: Soccer
Brendan Rodgers has said that he will ‘fight to his very last breath’ amid talk that he’s ‘had enough’ Leicester City.
Those comments came from Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher who stated that the Northern Irish boss looked defeated in the Foxes’ dugout.
Speaking on Sky Sports, he said: “I deal with a couple of Leicester fans on social media, and they were very frustrated last season, and Leicester still finished eighth, and I’m a bit like, ‘where are Leicester supposed to finish?’
“Rodgers’ three full seasons have been two fifth-place finishes, 8th, an FA Cup and the Community Shield, which, since José [Mourinho] came in, managers count that as a trophy.
“So he’ll say he’s won two trophies, but where they are right now, they shouldn’t be there with that squad, but when you’re listening to him, it just feels to me like he’s had enough.”
This comes after a tough start to the season in which Leicester have picked up just one point from six games, leaving them bottom of the Premier League table.
Responding to Carragher’s claim, Rodgers said: “It’s not the case at all, I love being here.
“I probably get lots of questions that tire me out to be honest. But, no. It’s the longest I’ve been at a club and I love being here and I will fight to my very last breath to stay here and make the team the best we can with what we have.
“It’s a challenging moment, definitely the most challenging period I’ve had as a manager, but the idea is to get through it and the only way you do that is to work hard.
“This is what you would call the hard yards now as a manager. So you’ve got to take what comes your way, like 18 months or so ago you get the credit, I’ve never been too high with that and I’ve not been too low with this.”