Brendan Rodgers admits Leicester Metropolis have made exhausting work of qualifying for the Champions League this season.
The Foxes have slipped to fourth within the Premier League desk forward of Tuesday’s journey to Manchester United with Friday’s shock 4-2 defeat to Newcastle permitting Chelsea to overhaul them with a 2-1 win at Manchester Metropolis.
West Ham’s 1-0 defeat to Everton ensured the fifth-placed Hammers stay 5 factors behind with three video games left however Rodgers is aware of it ought to have been simpler.
“We’re very near reaching what we wish however we all know we’ve got to combat and we’ve got made it troublesome for ourselves, that is the truth,” he mentioned. “Within the final two video games, we have not received the outcomes we wished to.
“Which means we’ve got to essentially push and look to win these video games, beginning with the subsequent recreation.
“It [being in the top four] reveals you the way effectively they’ve finished in plenty of the opposite video games however we’ve got received to play the Europa League finalists and the Champions League finalists in two of our final three league video games.”
The Foxes go to Outdated Trafford forward of Saturday’s FA Cup last – their first in 52 years – with Chelsea.
Jonny Evans is anticipated to overlook out in opposition to his former membership with a heel drawback whereas James Justin and Harvey Barnes (each knee) are out.
Rodgers added: “It’s what it’s, Chelsea may have a recreation midweek [against Arsenal] as effectively. It is good to have a recreation to get Friday out of the system. We’ll recuperate and prepare to go once more.
“Now we have proven over the course of the season how the staff is creating. It is about focus and for those who focus you give much less potentialities to make errors.
“On Friday we lacked that, you do this in opposition to good gamers and they’re going to punish you. That is the training. Particularly whenever you get younger gamers, that is the training they should have in an effort to succeed.”