Pressure mounts on Rodgers after 6-2 Spurs defeat

Under-pressure Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers said he would respect any decision made about his future by the club’s owners after his side’s season hit a new low with a 6-2 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Saturday.

Leicester had opened the scoring through a Youri Tielemans penalty and were still very much in the game as they trailed 3-2 with a little under 20 minutes left on the clock.

But a stunning, quick-fire hat-trick by Son Heung-min off the bench left Leicester reeling after their sixth successive league defeat.

They are currently bottom of the table with one point from their opening seven games, and they have already conceded 22 goals.

As the Premier League takes a two-week break for the international window, Rodgers is the favourite to become the next manager to be shown the door.

Asked if he was feeling the pressure, Rodgers, who took over in February 2019 and guided Leicester to consecutive fifth-placed finishes before, told Sky Sports: “It increases the pressure on me very much so. I come in every day and do my work. I totally understand the frustration of supporters. I can’t hide from that. It’s my responsibility.

“Whatever happens, I’ll have a huge amount of respect for them (the owners) because they’ve given me great support. I understand the game. The scoreline didn’t reflect the game but the bottom line is it’s a heavy defeat.

“Whatever happens to me at Leicester whether I stay and fight on, I’ll always respect them.”

Rodgers had raised eyebrows when he appeared to criticise the owners over Leicester’s lack of strengthening in the summer transfer window.

The result at Tottenham was harsh on Leicester, who were matching their high-flying hosts for long periods with James Maddison’s goal sending them in level on 2-2 at halftime. – Reuters

Some EPL results:

Aston Villa 1-0 Southampton

Nottm Forest 2-3 Fulham

Wolves 0-3 Man City

Newcastle 1-1 Bournemouth

Tottenham 6-2 Leicester

Brentford 0-3 Arsenal

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