Lallana: Small drop in performance level cost us

Midfielder laments defeats to Foxes.

By Charlie Hanson • 08 March 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Adam Lallana expertly tucked home his first Albion goal against Leicester on Saturday.

Adam Lallana believes Albion's loss to Leicester City can be attributed to him and his teammates taking their foot off the pedal.

“Every one of us dropped off a couple of percent, we became passive, you suffer out of possession and that's how we were punished in the end,” he admitted after Saturday's 2-1 defeat.

“We were poor in the second half, it almost felt like we had won the game at half-time and if you drop your levels you get don't get results in the Premier League.

“There have been games this season where we've been hard done by, but against Leicester it feels like we didn't perform well in the second half – they created good chances and they took them.”


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Lallana: Second half not good enough

The 32-year-old grabbed his first goal for the club after ten minutes and could have added to his tally with a handful of good opportunities on the evening.

“It's always nice to go one-up at home early on. We had a couple more chances in the first half and I thought it was a positive performance. But you can't rest on your laurels against any team in this division. Second half we let them have the ball without there being any intensity in our shape and we lost the game.

“I should have taken a touch with my effort in the second half, I had a bit more time than I realised, we had a couple of good moments in the first half as well and we had the offside goal which was tight.

“I don't remember them creating too much, but it was a good finish for their first and the goalkeeper has made a mistake for the second one, but Rob Sanchez has been absolutely fantastic for us, he's a great talent, he will learn and he will bounce back.”

By Paul Hazlewood
Adam Lallana showed his support for International Women's Day.