Brendan Rodgers has revealed that Leicester have failed in an attempt to get their Premier League fixture against Tottenham postponed.
The Foxes boss will be without nine players for his side’s home game on Thursday due to Covid-related issues and injuries to players.
“We have looked at it but unfortunately for us we weren’t granted dispensation, which is disappointing because as a team and a club we have always wanted to support all the measures but when we need a little support with the extreme situation we find ourselves in we weren’t able to get it,” said Rodgers.
“There was a big doubt for the game against Newcastle on Sunday, but for the greater good of the game and for the supporters it went ahead.
“But since then we have picked up more injuries. They are not Covid-related but they are because players are picking up injuries because we can’t rotate the team and the squad because of the number of players we already have out.”
Brendan Rodgers has been speaking to the media ahead of #LeiTot
“We’ve still got a number of players out. In total, we’ve got nine players unavailable through COVID and other medical issues. In terms of the COVID side of things, we’re still where we were.” pic.twitter.com/Ko015KjHen
— Leicester City (@LCFC) December 15, 2021
Rodgers continued: “We will put out the best team that we can. We will assess things game by game.
“If you look at the proximity of the games coming up, it is an incredible run of games and a challenging fixture list at any times when you have a full squad. But with the numbers we have it is extremely challenging.
“We’ll try to get through it. We have always tried to respect the competition and again that is what we will do.
“But I’m sure there will have been games called off with less players than we have unavailable. It would be nice if there was a bit more clarity around the issue of how many players need to be unavailable. It is all a bit disappointing.”
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