‘Very terrible’ – Leicester City manager responds to Leeds United defeat amid a ‘unbelievable’ Elland Road atmosphere

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, the Foxes’ head coach felt helpless as their league leaders conceded three late goals at Elland Road on Friday night. Wout Faes’ opening was cancelled out by second-half replacement Connor Roberts with about ten minutes left, but Archie Gray’s deflected shot gave Leeds the lead minutes later.

Patrick Bamford added a third in stoppage time from a Daniel James free kick, stretching his leg out to deflect the ball past Mads Hermansen and securing a crucial victory for the home side in their drive for automatic promotion this season.

Maresca told reporters following his team’s second consecutive defeat: “I think until the goal, for 80 minutes, we were in control, dominated, and created many chances.”When you surrender a goal in the final 10 minutes of this type of game, at this stadium, it’s easy to dip a little bit or they’re psychologically stronger than us. “After we admitted that they were mentally superior to us.”

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Leeds’ undefeated home record was in jeopardy as the game approached its conclusion, but three late goals saved it. United’s victory over Leicester marks their ninth in a row in the Championship this season, and their 19th successive home game without defeat in any competition.

“It’s football, it can happen that we score, that we concede,” he said. “I do not believe we were psychologically weak tonight since we controlled and dominated. In this stadium, it’s simple for them to feel better than us after we conceded. We were able to reduce the atmosphere, but the last 10 minutes were unbelievable. “They [the players] feel exactly the same way I feel, very bad because we lost.”

The Whites’ victory on Friday night reduced Leicester’s advantage at the top of the league to six points. Southampton and Ipswich Town will meet at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

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