Rodgers relishes Foxes opportunity

15 May 2021 01:30:06 GMTPlus10

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers says he is a lucky manager who is able to enjoy an opportunity to add further silverware to his collection.

Rodgers won a plethora of honours during his time in charge of Celtic and now has the chance to lead the Foxes out at Wembley for their FA Cup final with Chelsea on Saturday - with City 13/8 to lift the trophy and 16/1 to triumph after extra-time.

You can be a fantastic coach and manager, but may not have the opportunity to win trophies.

Brendan Rodgers

"The feeling of winning trophies when I was at Celtic gave me a hunger and a thirst for more," Rodgers admitted. "It's something tangible to show for your work.

"You can be a fantastic coach and manager, but may not have the opportunity to win trophies. Thankfully, I am with a team who are able to get to this stage and (have) this opportunity to win."

Leicester currently hold the unwanted record of having lost four FA Cup finals without ever having lifted the trophy.

Meanwhile, veteran centre-back Jonny Evans has urged his younger Foxes team-mates to relax and enjoy the final and let old hands like him do the worrying.

The 33-year-old is one of the most seasoned campaigners at the King Power and even though he has not managed to collect an FA Cup winner's medal, he was twice a League Cup winner at Wembley during his Manchester United days.

"We feel like we can go toe-to-toe with anyone and there are players who we have in our team they'll be terrified of," the Northern Ireland international told City's official website.

"They're a really tough team to beat on their day, but we've got good attacking players and we're quite strong defensively. It'll be an interesting game."

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