Leicester star makes embarrassing comments about Saturday’s defeat to NUFC

It seems Leicester City are really struggling to accept Saturday’s defeat, with left-back Ben Chilwell now coming out with some bold yet incorrect comments as to why they were hard done by at the weekend.

He isn’t the only one to throw his toys out the pram and become deluded in defeat, with Claude Puel and Danny Simpson also struggling to admit it was a game where the better side (on the day) won.

Yes it was a blow for them in their pursuit of 7th (and Europa League football), but they’ve not shown much grace in defeat, to the point where they’re now getting their facts horribly wrong.

Here’s what Ben Chilwell has had to say about the game, making some pretty bold comments given the he’s clearly got no idea about the stats:

“I’m not sure of the stats, but I think they probably only had two shots and scored both of them (NUFC had four shots on target to Leicester’s one..).

“That shows at the moment things are going against us. When a team has a chance, they seem to score.

“It’s not an excuse, but it’s just how it is and we need to make sure that we limit those chances that other teams get and, when we get chances, make sure we score them and be more clinical.”

Now, Ben opens his argument by admitting he’s ‘not sure of the stats’. This is abundantly clearly.

He reckons we got lucky as we had ‘two shots and scored them both’. This is pretty rich, as it turns out we had 4 shots on target to their 1 (being Vardy’s tap in late in the day).

Yes they had 66% possession, but we never gave them a clear sight of goal and the fact they waited over 80 minutes to have their first shot on target proves that.

He then goes on, suggesting that they’d have ‘100% won the game’ if a penalty had been given to make it 1-1:

“I haven’t seen the penalty. It definitely would’ve given the team a good boost going into the game 1-1 at half-time.

“We knew we would’ve 100 per cent gone on to win the game then. Being 1-0 down at half-time when we should’ve had a penalty was quite deflating.”

Again, another Leicester player who is arrogant enough to presume they would have ‘100% won’ if they’d got that break with the penalty, but he is also conveniently forgetting that, by the letter of the law, they should have been down to 10 men at that point (see Harry Maguire’s push into Dwight Gayle’s face).

It was a game where Rafa’s tactics frustrated them and our players fight and desire outgunned them. We were worthy winners and it’s about time they just took it on the chin and moved on.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

5 thoughts on “Leicester star makes embarrassing comments about Saturday’s defeat to NUFC

  1. Pathetic. Not even worth arguing the issue, he’s simply wrong.
    Now wipe the dummy clean before putting it back in your mouth.
    Although, with that much s**t coming out of his mouth, maybe not worth bothering cleaning it.
    To think, they call us deluded! ?


  2. I’m a retired Geordie who lives in Leicester and was lucky enough to get a ticket to the game.
    Perez could have had us one up within minutes.
    Rafas tactics and a great team effort won us the game.
    I noticed City were becoming frustrated and it got a bit nasty, mostly the Leicesters players.
    I though Kenedy got some awful stick and Leicester got what they wanted when he had to go off.
    It’s been a long time coming and am I going to enjoy winding the moaning gets up and better still move above them. 😀


  3. It is one thing for ‘fans’ to spit the dummy and exercise selective amnesia at a game that didn’t go their way – still wrong, and petty, and an embarrassment to football, but somewhat understandable – but it is another thing entirely for seasoned professional players and coaches to do the same, to arrogantly blame everyone else for their failure and to ignorantly and discourteously refuse to acknowledge the better team on the day and the fine performance that defeated them – that is not just embarrassing, but disgraceful and shameful – what must their mothers think ?!?


  4. The issue here is Newcastle fans are basing this on one game but the issue he’s raising is one that has been affecting us for a while now.

    Stoke, Swansea and Bournemouth literally all scored with their only shots on target and then we concede two of your four as well. What he’s saying is we’re pretty much conceding a goal with every chance, which we are.

    At the same time Vardy is getting no support and the play is slow and boring so we’re pretty much scoring with the only chances we get too.

    So this isn’t sour grapes or not accepting defeat, it’s acknowledgement of a far larger issue than one game.


  5. As a lcfc fan at the game it was a simple case of lcfc not turning up whilst Newcastle turned up to fight for the points to stay up. Games are not won on paper and to expect 3 points without a fight shows a real ‘on the beach’ close to our season.


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