Leicester boss responds to critics who labelled him ‘boring’

Date published: Sunday 29th October 2017 4:09

Claude Puel insists it is a mistake to label his style boring after making a winning start as Leicester manager.

Jamie Vardy’s sixth goal of the season and Demarai Gray’s deflected effort gave Puel a 2-0 win over Everton at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

The Foxes’ lifted themselves to 11th after recording back-to-back wins in the Premier League for the first time this season.

Puel had been criticised for a perceived tedious style at Southampton last season, where they scored just 17 times at home, but is keen to dispel that myth after his Leicester era began.

“I think it is a mistake because if we see again a lot of games with Southampton, we played some good football and there were a lot of chances we created but without a good clinical edge,” said the Frenchman, who was appointed as Craig Shakespeare’s replacement on Wednesday.

“When you don’t score it is always difficult and a problem is ‘we don’t play football’. But it was not this with Southampton because we started with the ball, we created a lot of chances.

“We were sixth or seventh in the table for the number of chances created but 20th for being clinical. I like the attack, I like offensive play and quality, of course.”

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