Stoke manager O’Neill details the ‘quality’ Leicester City posess
The Foxes came out as comfy 4-0 winners over Stoke in the FA Cup 3rd round tie putting themselves into the hat for Monday’s fourth and 5th round draws.
Stoke City supervisor Michael O’Neill has confessed that Leicester City had excessive ‘quality’ for his side in the FA Cup third-round clash on Saturday afternoon.
The Foxes came out as comfortable 4-0 winners to put themselves into the hat for Monday’s fourth-round draw.
Full-back James Justin has actually gone from strength to strength this season and once again stood out with a sensational strike to open the scoring in the first half.
City were always in control of the game and contributed to their lead in the second half thanks to objectives from Marc Albrighton, stand-in striker Ayoze Perez, and Harvey Barnes.
” We did, especially in the 2nd half,” was O’Neill’s reaction when asked if his group had faced a top in Leicester (via StokeonTrentLive ).
” The key was not to go behind in the game truly. The very first 20, 25 minutes we did rather well. We had an excellent possibility which we didn’t take, then it was a great specific objective.
” In the second half I believed we did well again however sadly the second goal eliminates us really. We needed to change the shape, we were a bit more susceptible to their quality and they showed that.”
Rodgers made simply 2 enforced modifications to the group for the cup tie, with Jamie Vardy and James Maddison both not ran the risk of due to minor injury problems.
But the strength of the group named by City did not surprise the Stoke employer, who selected two essential performers in specific.
” I didn’t expect Brendan to come and play anything aside from that to be sincere. Even without Maddison and Vardy they have quality. Perez was excellent today, Tielemans was brilliant too,” he included.
” Definitely for some of our younger players it was an indication of where the leading end of the Premier League is. Once we went behind it was going to be really, really hard and a team of that quality and Leicester definitely demonstrated that.”
Leicester return to Premier League action next week when they take on Southampton at the King Power Stadium next weekend.