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‘I hope they had their suntan lotion on!’ – Brendan Rodgers mocked for using hot weather as excuse in Leicester’s goalless draw with Crystal Palace

By Phil Spencer

Gabby Agbonlahor believes that Brendan Rodgers’ comments about playing in the heat show that the Leicester boss is ‘feeling the pressure’.

The Foxes have endured a torrid start to the season and find themselves joint-bottom of the Premier League table having picked up just one win in 10 games so far.

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Rodgers says that he isn’t worried by increasing pressure surrounding his job at the King Power Stadium

However he suggested that the heat played a role in Leicester’s draw with Palace

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However he suggested that the heat played a role in Leicester’s draw with Palace

Their latest result was a 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday lunchtime, an outcome that saw Rodgers’ face serious scrutiny over his position as manager, before mentioning the weather as a factor in his team’s result, something that led to criticism from Jamie O’Hara and Agbonlahor.

Rodgers said in his post-match interview: “You can see the players are running and fighting.

“They ran themselves into the ground today, it was a hot day as well for them, but they pressed the game, they kept fighting.”

Speaking on talkSPORT, O’Hara said: “Where’s he playing, in Dubai?”

Agbonlahor then added: “When did Leicester become Costa del Leicester? Come on! It was 16 degrees – that’s not hot!

“That shows when managers are feeling the pressure, when they start talking about the weather. What does he do in August in the first two games of the season when it’s a scorcher?


The Foxes have won just one of 10 Premier League clashes so far this term

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The Foxes have won just one of 10 Premier League clashes so far this term

“The way they played today, I hope it’s snowing the next time Leicester play, because they were that bad to watch today. That’s two hours of my life I’ll never get back.

“It was like watching the last game of the season when there’s nothing to play for, and the players know they’ve got Las Vegas booked with the lads and you don’t want to get injured so you don’t have to come in the next day and get treatment, they’ve got flights to be on tomorrow – that’s what it was like.

“It was an absolute shocker. People have been saying to me Aston Villa have been boring, I’ve said it myself, but today’s game was so much worse.

“I hope they had their suntan lotion on today, all the players for both teams – I’ve just looked at the weather reports and it’s a scorching 13 degrees today, with a 70 per cent chance of rain. They’re sunbathing on the rooftops in Leicester!

Agbonlahor wasn’t impressed with Rodgers’ comments about the weather

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Agbonlahor wasn’t impressed with Rodgers’ comments about the weather

“How will they cope? Tomorrow they’re going to be coming in with burns on the back of their necks from the sun today…

“Come on, Brendan, come on! There’s excuses, but come on, that’s going to go down as one of the worst excuses you’ll ever hear.”

Source: Talksport.

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