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1 April 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Claude Puel

Leicester City manager Claude Puel admitted that his side were a tad fortunate to leave the Amex with all three points, after claiming a 2-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion.

Second-half goals from Vincent Iborra and Jamie Vardy claimed a Leicester win, but Puel heaped the plaudits on the Seagulls following a solid performance.

He said, “First of all I’d like to congratulate Chris Hughton and his team because they played very well and perhaps at the end they deserved another result.

“They played very well in the first half and for us it was the opposite. There was not enough aggression in our play and not enough quality. 

“It was a good score for us to be 0-0 at half time. It was important to come back with ambition after half time and there was better balance in our performance.

“I think the save from Kasper Schmeichel was the turning point of the game because it gave us a good boost, but it was the opposite for the opponent. 

“It was a difficult situation for them to accept and then we scored a fantastic goal. I wasn’t happy with the first half, but I was happy with the direction we went in the second half, and also the three points. These three points are crucial going into the next games.”

The Frenchman also praised Kasper Schmeichel’s contribution in the game and for his crucial penalty save with the score at 0-0.

“He is a fantastic goalkeeper and he helped us to a fantastic result. It’s a good reward for Kasper.

“He stayed concentrated to make the save and allowed his team-mates to stay in the game.”

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