Leicester City Manager Brendan Rodgers Speaks To Leicester Citys Ayoze Perez Rodgers: Why I Dropped Iheanacho For Ayoze
Soccer Football - Carabao Cup Second Round - Newcastle United v Leicester City - St James' Park, Newcastle, Britain - August 28, 2019 Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers speaks to Leicester City's Ayoze Perez Action Images via Reuters/Ed Sykes EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Rodgers: Why I dropped Iheanacho for Ayoze

Leicester City manager, Brendan Rogers, has explained why he picked Ayoze Pérez ahead of Kelechi Iheanacho against Stoke City on Saturday.

The Foxes had Jamie Vardy out with a hip problem and Perez was the manager’s choice to take on Stoke and the Spanish player did not disappoint as he registered his name on the score sheet as Leicester qualified for the fourth round of the FA Cup.

The manager said he felt Ayoze was better, during his post-match interview with Leicester live.

“I thought he (Ayoze) was excellent,” Rodgers said.

“With Stoke playing with three center-halves, and three strong center-halves who are good in the duel, and then with the system they were playing with the three midfield players, we thought we could have a striker who could detach himself from the defenders to give us an extra man in midfield.


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