Leicester boss Rodgers: We were better team; super aggressive approach won FA Cup

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers says they deserved their FA Cup final shock against Chelsea.

Youri Tielemans’ 25-yard strike gave them victory, although they needed the video assistant referee to rule out a late Wes Morgan own goal.

More than 20,000 supporters attended the final as Leicester finally won the FA Cup, having been runners-up on four previous occasions.

“It’s an amazing feeling,” Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers told BBC Sport.

“I’m very proud, it’s a historic day for the club. Winning the FA Cup for the first time is clearly a special day.

“I wasn’t aware before I came to Leicester that they’d never won the FA Cup, that they had lost in four finals previously, so to be able to give that to the owners and the fans is so special.”

He also said, “Youri Tielemans’ goal was like an old-school FA Cup-winning goal, but also Kasper Schmeichel’s saves – those are the special moments you need in games.

“Overall we were the better team, super aggressive, pressed well. We were always a threat with the ball.

“Chelsea are an amazing team, that’s why they’re in a Champions League final, but I thought we deserved it.

“The reality is there are other teams that can provide budgets way beyond us at Leicester City. We have shown we can compete and fight against it. _Tribal Football

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