Gary Lineker reacted on Twitter after Leicester City failed to preserve a 2-0 lead against Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Sunday.
The Foxes recently suffered a disappointing 1-0 loss to Legia Warsaw in the Europa League, and they had the chance to make amends against Palace.
They looked on course to do so after goals from Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy gave them a 2-0 lead at the break.
However, they could not preserve their advantage in the second half. Michael Olise and Jeffrey Schlupp found the back of the net for the Eagles.
The result means the Foxes have now gone four league games without a victory.
Lineker has been a keen follower of his former club, and the now football pundit highlighted that injuries have played a big part in the Foxes’ struggles.
Wesley Fofana’s ankle fracture has been a big blow for the Foxes, but they brought in a tried and tested Premier League defender in Jan Vestergaard to fill the void.
Jonny Evans and Wilfried Ndidi were also unavailable for the recent Palace encounter, but that can’t be presented as an excuse for dropping a two-goal advantage.
Injuries are part and parcel of the game, and the players on the field should have taken more responsibility to avoid letting a comfortable lead slip after the interval.
The international break has come at the right time for the Foxes after a poor few weeks. Brendan Rodgers has a massive task on his hands to address the defensive issues.
The club have kept just one clean sheet from seven league games this season. They have made hugely impressive starts in recent seasons to finish fifth.
It has been a complete opposite this term, and this will be a stern test of Rodgers’ credentials. The club have also made a woeful start in Europe with successive losses.
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