Leicester deserved a different result against United, Puel claims
Leicester City deserved a different result at Old Trafford, Claude Puel has claimed.
Puel was thrilled by the good show from his charges but blames the early goal for the 1-2 loss. He admits that the second half was difficult for them and in the first half chances were made and not utilized. The loss does not make Puel pessimistic as he hopes to build a positive momentum from the match on.
"It was a good game, a good performance from my team. Certainly, we lacked more energy in the second half. That's normal for the first game. We conceded an early goal, it was harsh. It was not a good result but it's a good performance. We gave our best, it was a difficult team against a great team. We deserved a different result." Puel said after the match.
"We showed good control, good football, a lot of chances. We had chances to score in the first half. It was more difficult in the second half without the energy. I am happy with the squad and the transfer window. We need to continue and build some good momentum. We deserved a minimum of a draw." he added.
The boss reserved praise for Harry Maguire who was subject to interest from United in the transfer window. Maguire joined the team late after the World Cup journey and his performance attracted his manager's attention.
"It was tough for Harry Maguire, he gave his best and had a good game. I am happy with the performance to make this game in this condition, it's encouraging for the future." he commended his center-back.