Brendan Rodgers has spoken of his joy after winning the FA Cup with Leicester City.
The Foxes beat Chelsea in the final at Wembley thanks to a nice strike from Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans. The 23-year-old picked the top left corner with a world-class 30-yard effort.
With 22,000 fans in attendance, it was a cute atmosphere. These fans were subjected to the full gamut of emotions, especially when the Blues had a late equalizer ruled out by VAR in the dying moments. Wes Morgan deflected the ball into his own net, but reruns showed Ben Chilwell was slightly offside in the preparation.
After the game, Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers was overjoyed after getting his first piece of silver in England.
Talk to BT Sport, Rodgers said, “It’s an incredible feeling. The FA Cup, for British culture, is such a special occasion that we have grown up watching it our entire lives. And being able to get here and play such an amazing team and win the game – that hasn’t quite sunk yet.
The former Liverpool manager continued to praise goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. The Denmark international made two fine saves to prevent Chelsea from snatching an equalizer, first from former teammate Ben Chilwell and then from Mason Mount.
“He’s a world-class goalkeeper,” said the Northern Irishman. “He doesn’t get the credit he deserves because he’s so consistent. He watched (Mount’s shot), but he made an incredible save.
“Could you imagine having to live your life going through this, being compared to your father (Peter Schmeichel)? In his own right, he’s a Premier League winner, he’s an FA Cup winner, the best international goalkeeper, and I’m very lucky to have him.
This is the first time Rodgers has won a major honor in English football, having previously coached at Reading, Watford, Swansea City and Liverpool. However, this is not his first victory at Wembley, emerging victorious in the 2011 Championship play-off final with Swansea.
Leicester now face a close battle to finish in the top four and reach Champions League football for next season. They currently sit in third place but end the campaign with tough matches against Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.
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