Brendan Rodgers enjoyed the way Leicester City booked the eighth consecutive win at Aston Villa (1-4). The trainer of 'The Foxes' does not mind despite the strong series that his team is still not seen as a serious title candidate.
After sixteen matches, Leicester is surprisingly second in the Premier League, with eight points behind league-leader Liverpool. Moreover, the gap with number two Manchester City has already risen to six points, but the national champion of the 2015/2016 season remains virtually undiscussed when it comes to the title fight.
"Nobody expected us to be at the top of the rankings somewhere now," Rodgers told English media at Villa Park on Sunday. "After Manchester United's victory over Manchester City last Saturday (0-2, ed.), It was mainly written how many points City is now lagging behind leader Liverpool."
"We are delighted to be disregarded in the title race. Manchester City and Liverpool are two great teams and have shown how good they are last season. We want to constantly improve and hope to narrow the gap with Liverpool. Against Aston I thought Villa was really acting as a top team. "
Leicester won 1-4 at Aston Villa and broke a club record. 'The Foxes' have never before won eight league matches in a row. "It was really a historic day for the club. We also earned it with the game we showed."
Jamie Vardy scored twice against Aston Villa. (Photo: Pro Shots)
"It was a historic day for the club"
Rodgers referred to the iconic team in the 1960s that won seven games in a row. "The players who made the previous record series possible were called the 'Ice Kings'. It is very special that we have broken the record of that famous team. That is truly an extraordinary achievement."
Rodgers also broke a lance for Jamie Vardy, who scored twice against Aston Villa and can call himself a top scorer in the Premier League with sixteen goals. It was already the eighth match in a row that the 32-year-old striker scored a goal.
"Jamie is really a top class player. He is always ready when there is a chance and I have no doubt whether he will score. Jamie is so threatening that it is really very difficult to play against him."
Leicester City continues the competition next Saturday with a home game against Norwich City, which is in nineteenth place. A week later the important game with Manchester City follows.
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