Don’t Blame Ndidi, The Penalty Decision Was Harsh, Brendan Rodgers Replies Critics

BEVERLY HILLS, July 2, (THEWILL) – Leicester City FC manager, Brendan Rodgers, has come to the defence of midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, for the role he played in Leicester’s defeat in the hands of Everton on Wednesday.

THEWILL recalls that the referee ruled that Ndidi handled the ball with his hand in the penalty box via a lengthy VAR review and subsequently awarded a penalty to Everton, which Gyfil Sidgurdson converted.

Rogers speaking in his post-match conference described the penalty decision as “harsh.”

He said: “We’re disappointed with the start. It’s something that has crept back into the game. We gave away a soft goal, but I thought the penalty was harsh.

“I think it was so harsh. We’ve had so many of those that we haven’t had this year. It was difficult to go behind with that. It wasn’t clear and obvious.”
The former Liverpool boss also stated that the team is not in good form presently and he takes responsibility for it.

“I assume the responsibility for the results. That’s what I’m here to do.

“We’re in a strong position. We still have it within our hands to achieve what would be a dream for us. Since we’ve come back we’ve not got the performance right. The second half was better. We need to win on Saturday.”