Rodgers backs shamed Leicester trio to make amends on the pitch

Brendan Rodgers states shamed Leicester trio James Maddison, Ayoze Perez and Hamza Choudhury can make redemption on the pitch after their coronavirus breach as he prepares his side for an FA Cup semi-final versus Southampton.

Rodgers axed the 3 gamers for last weekend’s 3-2 Premier League defeat to West Ham after they broke Covid-19 procedures by going to a celebration at Perez’s home.

However the Leicester manager stated they were back in contention for Sunday’s semi-final and had an opportunity to restore their harmed credibilities.

“That is what they are very determined to do,” he stated. “These guys have made a great contribution for us, we are also in the position we are because of them.

“They slipped up and in football there will be an option once again, at some time in their professions, and ideally they’ll make a much better option.

“We always have to look forward and it’s in the past. The best way they can do that as a player is by their actions on the field.”

Leicester, who are 3rd in the Premier League table, will begin as favourites versus Southampton in spite of a current wobble and Rodgers stated it was vital to keep one’s cool.

The 2016 Premier League champs have actually reached 4 FA Cup finals in their history however have actually never ever won the prize. They last reached the last in 1969.

“In these moments that ability to have that self control is very important,” stated the Northern Irishman. “When it counts most is when you are under pressure.

“We wish to enter the last and we can just do that with carrying out well. If you overthink it or get worried it can immobilise you.

“You stay calm, give clarity to the team and then arrive and look to play your game.”

There will be 4,000 viewers at Wembley for Sunday’s match, which is functioning as a test occasion as part of the federal government’s roadmap out of the coronavirus lockdown.

“The players have done tremendously well to be so competitive (without fans),” stated Rodgers. “To have 4,000, it’s a start of getting people back into stadiums and we’ll look forward to seeing them there.”

Chelsea are playing Manchester City in the other semi-final on Saturday.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.