Rafa Benitez shares his feelings on Leicester in pre-match speech

English Premier League Report: Leicester City v Newcastle United 12

English Premier League match report Leicester City v Newcastle United 12 April 2019

Perez scored in last night's 1-0 win over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

"The performances have been really good and I think in every game, we've deserved to win". "There wasn't a lot in the game, our final pass just wasn't there but we gave everything".

Speaking after the game, the Spanish forward thinks that tonight's three points will ensure the North East club's Premier League status for a further season.

"You'd have to pay £30m to buy a Leicester player". They began it very poorly and were rooted at the bottom of the table at one stage, but slowly and surely they eased themselves out of the danger zone and the longer the season has gone on, the better the football they have played. - Leicester City completed 649 passes, its highest total in a Premier League game since 2003-04 (when Opta began recording this data); indeed, three of its four highest successful pass tallies in this time in the division have been recorded in their six fixtures under Brendan Rodgers.

The Magpies sat deep, allowing Leicester possession in the midfield but making it tough for them to play between the lines. That's what happened in my second season here, we were relegated with a great team.

Wilfred Ndidi and Youri Tielemans had long-range efforts after the break but the Foxes were struggling to create clear chances against a Newcastle defence sitting increasingly deep.

"In the second half we had a couple of chances and much better pressure in the game but it wasn't quite enough".

"I always believe in the cross, Matt Ritchie has got a good delivery so it was a great goal".

Newcastle United fans have enjoyed what they have seen of attacking maestro Miguel Almiron since his high profile switch to St James' Park, and you can be sure Rafael Benitez is also pretty happy with what his new man has contributed to the cause.

"You have to suffer and work hard otherwise you are going to be even lower in the Premier League and we would have been fighting relegation".

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