布萊頓5-2萊斯特。布倫丹-羅傑斯的球隊在六場比賽中只拿到一分,排名墊底

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布萊頓5-2萊斯特。布倫丹-羅傑斯的球隊在六場比賽中只拿到一分,排名墊底

過去七年是萊斯特城歷史上最好的時期--但這個童話故事是否即將結束?

但沒有什麼是永恆的,那些支持者現在擔心的是一場保級戰。

在周日5-2擊敗布萊頓之後,萊斯特城在六場比賽中僅積1分,在看台上越來越不穩定,在球場上缺乏信心,以及在壓力下主教練對無法加強他的球隊感到不滿。

每日比賽》的主持人加里-萊因克爾是萊斯特城的終身球迷,也是前萊斯特城的球員,他在推特上寫道:"對於我們狐狸城的球迷來說,這是個令人擔憂的時刻",並補充說球隊 "防守很糟糕,似乎每45分鐘都在玩一個不同的系統"。

他不是唯一一個不高興的人。在阿梅克斯球場的全場比賽中,客場打出了 "羅傑斯下課 "的橫幅。

布倫丹-羅傑斯自2019年2月起擔任主教練,在他為俱樂部工作的三個完整賽季中,萊斯特首次贏得了足總杯,贏得了社區盾牌,進入了聯賽杯和歐洲會議聯賽的半決賽,還在英超聯賽中獲得了第五、第五和第八名。

在輸給布萊頓後,他說。"結果是由我決定的,我是主教練,我們需要更加努力工作,並獲得第一場勝利。

"我的重點是在足球上,並試圖給球員們信心和我們的比賽結構,以重新獲得勝利。

"我們下周將帶着新的能量、注意力和希望的信心來到這裡。你現在要付出努力,工作,而不是推卸責任。"

當被問及他是否是帶領萊斯特城前進的合適人選時,羅傑斯回答說。"我將盡我所能。從第一天開始,這就是我所努力做的。

"決定永遠是別人的。我將繼續尋求改善他們,並試圖獲得第一場勝利。

"這是一個挑戰,但你只能保持樂觀,繼續關注好的方面。這不是一個神奇的公式。你必須努力工作。"

羅傑斯是萊斯特城在英超聯賽中勝率第二高的主教練,僅次於克勞迪奧-拉涅利,他在指導俱樂部獲得英超聯賽冠軍的九個月後被解僱。

前阿斯頓維拉和富勒姆的中場球員史蒂夫-西德維爾在BBC電台5台直播中說,他認為羅傑斯仍然是這個工作的合適人選。

西德維爾說:"在情況好轉之前,情況可能會變得更糟,但你必須堅持支持布倫丹-羅傑斯,他有經驗和血統,可以讓他們擺脫困境,"。

"你不希望有一個膝跳反應,要求他下課。

"他們需要團結一致,他們已經顯示出他們可以造成一些破壞,但他們需要保持一致。

"對於萊斯特城來說,有很多需要擔心的事情,目前看來球員們並不團結。"

萊斯特本賽季的開局並沒有得到幫助,因為他們以100萬英鎊的價格將門將卡斯帕-施梅切爾賣給了尼斯,然後又以7000萬英鎊的價格將中衛韋斯利-福法納賣給了切爾西,羅傑斯對俱樂部的轉會活動感到很沮喪。

"他在周四主場1-0輸給曼聯後說:"恕我直言,我們在市場上沒有得到這支球隊需要的幫助。

"看着前五大聯賽的俱樂部增加球員,而我們沒有能夠做到這一點,這很困難。我們需要幫助,而我們沒有能夠做到這一點。

"這不是幾年前的那個俱樂部了。"

然而,他們仍然擁有很多兩個賽季前幫助俱樂部獲得第五名的球員,包括哈維-巴恩斯、喬尼-埃文斯、凱萊奇-伊希納喬、詹姆斯-賈斯汀、詹姆斯-麥迪遜、卡格拉-索雲庫、尤里-蒂勒曼斯和傑米-瓦爾迪。

在輸給布萊頓之後,羅傑斯說球員們需要提醒自己他們已經有多好。

羅傑斯說:"一支有信心的球隊也許可以看到它通過,但夥計們,祝福他們,正在遭受信心的折磨,"。"當這種情況發生時,比賽變得很困難。但他們付出了一切,戰鬥和奔跑。

"這是一個具有挑戰性的時期,從季前賽開始就是如此。我們必須繼續戰鬥。

"這就是現在的硬仗,我們必須投入並保持強大。球隊非常團結並努力工作。足球可以改變得非常快。我們需要繼續尋找這種結果和表現來建立信心。"

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The past seven years have been the best in Leicester City's history - but is the fairytale coming to an end?

But nothing lasts forever and those supporters are now fearing a relegation battle.

Following Sunday's 5-2 defeat at Brighton, Leicester are bottom with just one point from six matches amid growing unrest in the stands, a lack of confidence on the pitch and an under-pressure manager unhappy at not being able to strengthen his squad.

Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker, a lifelong Leicester fan and ex-Leicester player, wrote on Twitter that it was "worrying times for us Foxes fans", adding that the team were "awful defensively and seem to be playing a different system every 45 minutes".

He was not the only one unhappy. At full time at the Amex, a banner in the away end was displayed, saying "Rodgers out".

Brendan Rodgers has been manager since February 2019 and in his three full seasons with the club, Leicester have won the FA Cup for the first time, won the Community Shield, reached the semi-finals of the League Cup and the Europa Conference League and also finished fifth, fifth and eighth in the Premier League.

After the loss to Brighton, he said: "The results are down to me, I'm the manager, and we need to work even harder and get that first win.

"My focus is on the football and trying to give the players the confidence and structure to our game to get back to winning.

"We'll arrive with a new energy, focus and hopefully confidence next week. You put the hard yards in now and work, not shirk responsibility."

Asked if he was the right person to take Leicester forward, Rodgers replied: "I will do my very best. From the first day that's all I've tried to do.

"The decision is always someone else's. I'll keep looking to improve them and try to get that first win.

"It's a challenge but you can only keep optimistic and keep focusing on the good aspects. It's not a magic formula. You have to work hard."

Rodgers has the second highest win ratio of Leicester's managers in the Premier League, only behind Claudio Ranieri, who was sacked nine months after guiding the club to the Premier League title.

Ex-Aston Villa and Fulham midfielder Steve Sidwell, speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, felt Rodgers was still the right man for the job.

"It could get worse before it gets better but you have to stick with Brendan Rodgers, he has the experience and pedigree to get them out of this," said Sidwell.

"You don't want to have a knee jerk reaction to call for him to get out.

"They need to stick together, they've showed glimpses they can cause some damage but they need to be consistent.

"There's lots to worry about for Leicester, it seems the players are not united at the moment."

Leicester's start to the season has not been helped by losing goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel for £1m to Nice and then central defender Wesley Fofana to Chelsea in a £70m deal, with Rodgers frustrated at the club's transfer activity.

"With the greatest respect, we haven't had the help in the market this team needed," he said after the 1-0 home loss to Manchester United on Thursday.

"To watch clubs in the top five leagues add players and we haven't been able to do that has been difficult. We needed help and we haven't been able to do that.

"This isn't the club it was a couple of years ago."

However, they still have a lot of the players from two seasons ago that helped the club finish fifth, including Harvey Barnes, Jonny Evans, Kelechi Iheanacho, James Justin, James Maddison, Caglar Soyuncu, Youri Tielemans and Jamie Vardy.

After the loss at Brighton, Rodgers said the players needed to remind themselves how good they have been.

"A team with confidence can maybe see it through but the fellas, bless them, are suffering with confidence," said Rodgers. "When that happens the game becomes difficult. But they gave everything, the fight and the running.

"It's a challenging period and has been from the start of pre-season. We have to keep fighting.

"This is the hard yards now and we have to put it in and stay strong. The team is very much together and working hard. Football can change very quickly. We need to keep looking for that result and the performance to build confidence." • None You can now get Leicester news notifications in the BBC Sport app - find out more • None Our coverage of Leicester City is bigger and better than ever before - here's everything you need to know to make sure you never miss a moment • None Everything Leicester - go straight to all the best content

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