Leicester City 0-2 Blackburn Rovers: Sammie Szmodics double strike ensures survival against the champions

Leicester City 0-2 Blackburn Rovers: Sammie Szmodics double strike ensures survival against the champions

4 May 2024 0 By Total Football News

Leicester City head coach Enzo Maresca told BBC Radio Leicester:

“The best feeling is to see all the fans happy. If we think about less than a year ago, some of them were very sad, kids crying.

“To see them happy, to be honest I wake up and work every day for this moment.

“It’s about the players. They have been fantastic because they’ve been open minded since day one.

“If we understand this is just the start, it’s fantastic. It’s just the beginning of something important. If we understand this, we are going in the right direction.

“The Championship is very tough, very long but the Premier League is also very tough so we have to be competitive. Now it’s time to relax and enjoy but for sure, we have to be ready.

“We played 53 games, it’s a long season. We competed every game. I don’t remember a single game we didn’t compete. It’s important to compete in every game.”

Blackburn manager John Eustace told BBC Radio Lancashire:

“The effort of the players was fantastic. They eventually got us through, and the support from the fans got us through as well.

“We’ve been doubted on a number of occasions but have bounced back. Five defeats in 18 games is a fantastic return, from when we came in.

“It’s important that people realise we had to change the character, the culture, and the environment, and we’ve had a lot of players playing through injury.

“[Szmodics] has been amazing. Every team needs a goalscorer and we’ve got one. I’ve talked about his work rate and endeavour and when you work as hard as he does for the team, you get your results.”

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