Leicester midfielder Maddison: Don't blame Rodgers

Leicester City midfielder James Maddison insists they didn’t deserve their 6-2 defeat to Tottenham.

Maddison, whose goal made it 2-2 going into half-time, said the players need to take their share of the blame.

“People will check the scoreline and see 6-2 and think ‘wow, Leicester got battered again’ but I don’t think that was the case,” he told Sky Sports.

“In the first half it felt like the Leicester we know and the Brendan Rodgers side we’ve produced in the last few years, with the high press and creating chances. It is tough to take.

“The players should definitely be taking some of the brunt [not just Rodgers]. It is a collective, it’s not the manager, we are an XI out there. It hurts when you really respect the manager and ultimately we are the players out there and we haven’t been delivering recently.”