Brendan Rodgers delivers the first FA Cup finals to Leicester City since 1969 thanks to Kelechi Iheanacho’s decisive goal.
Leicester matched to the FA Cup finals at Wembley in front of 4000 fans as part of the Government pilot plan. The foxes will now face Chelsea in the finals at the same stadium.
Rodger insists Leicester deserved the win as their performance was high, however, he acknowledges the tier was going to be tight.
“It’s going to be a privilege to lead the team out to the final,” Rodgers said.
“I think in terms of the performance, I feel we deserved it” he insisted.
“It was always going to be a tight game. I said the other day that we’re going to have to defend well and I thought we did that. And as the game developed we started finding more space and we looked a real threat going forward,” he acknowledges.
Rodgers expressed his happiness for his side performances. He claims they were very composed and mature.
“Firstly, I’m delighted for the players. They’ve shown that they’re constantly learning,” Rodgers said.
“I think you’ve seen today the performance was very composed and mature and we got the goal that counted,” he claims.
“Delighted for them, delighted for the club. I’ve just spoken to Top (Leicester chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha). There so he’s absolutely over the moon with getting to the final and of course for the supporters,” he continued.
Also, Rodgers claims it feels good to have the fans back to the stadium.
He claims, “It felt really, really good to have supporters in. We could hear a number of supporters for Leicester in the crowd so that was really, really nice.
“It’s a step towards getting that sort of connection back because the game is nothing without the supporters, really.”