English Premiership

Puel left disappointed by Southampton draw

2018-04-20 10:30
Claude Puel (AP)

Cape Town - Leicester City manager Claude Puel was disappointed not to have taken all three points from their 0-0 draw with Southampton on Tuesday night.

The Foxes created chances throughout the tie and may well have won the match had either Kelechi Iheanacho or Jamie Vardy finished their chances.

Ultimately Puel had to settle for a stalemate against his former club, for a third successive game without a win, after losses to Newcastle and Burnley.

Speaking after the game, Puel told the club's website: "I think about the play and I think it was a good performance. We had a lot of opportunities in both halves, a lot of set pieces and we need to make progress on our set pieces because perhaps we have the possibility to have other chances. 

"There was not enough today in our play to find a solution and to find space against this team. It was okay I think. We have had these good opportunities in the first half and in the second half but couldn’t manage the goal, which is a pity, but the performance was okay. It was a close game, a difficult game against a good opponent at this moment."

Puel made five changes to his line-up for the tie, with Ben Hamer, Marc Albrighton, Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho and Aleksandar Dragovic all starting.

The manager added: "I think it was important for me to refresh some players and try some other players in different positions, like Marc Albrighton. I think it was a good opportunity at home to look at this position because I think he can be the option in open play, he can provide good crosses and start with the ball."

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