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Leicester manager Rodgers lauds 'excellent performance' in Watford victory

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers was delighted with the performance against Watford on Sunday.

Battling heavy snow, the Foxes completed a 4-2 victory over Claudio Ranieri's side at the King Power.

Leicester now sit in 10th on the table and are just five points off fourth-placed West Ham United.

"It was an excellent performance considering the conditions," Rodgers told LCFC TV. "The players played the conditions really well. It was difficult to see from the side and I think for the players in the game, but the concentration from both sets of players was very good. We stayed focused and got the job done.

That was the challenge today. Winning after winning is so important so the feeling is good. We can improve, of course, but it was always important, especially after a European game, to get the win at home and we did that.

"We made a good start in the game again, which was important. We scored very good goals. Madders made those forward, penetrating runs and finished really well. The confidence starts from there. They were good goals and it was good team ethic. We worked very hard.

"In the second half, we let them back into it again at 3-2, we made a mistake, but Timothy [Castagne's] reaction to that showed you his mentality. He fractured his cheekbone in the summer, but he still went in aggressive in the challenge and, from that, we win the ball.

"You can see the mentality of the team with the fourth goal. Overall, I'm very, very pleased with the result, it's a very good performance, but there's still elements in there where we can be better, of course. It's a very important three points."


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