Following their 1-0 loss to Roma on Thursday, Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers confessed that they missed the presence of Super Eagles’ star Wilfred Ndidi.
The Foxes were eliminated from the Europa Conference League final after a 2-1 aggregate defeat.
Both sides were separated at the Stadio Olimpico by Tammy Abraham’s first-half header from Lorenzo Pellegrini’s corner kick.
Ndidi was ruled out of the game for the 11th time in a row owing to a knee injury, and Rodgers feels the team has suffered as a result of his absence.
“The corner’s been an Achilles heel for us all season to be perfectly honest, so to concede the goal in that manner was hugely disappointing.
“It’s been an issue for us all season. We clearly lack physicality. The courage is there for the players, but clearly, within the team, especially with Wilf [Ndidi] missing, we don’t have the physicality in the team.
“That has been a problem for us all season. We’ve tried man marking, we’ve tried zonal, but it’s too easy to score,” Rodgers told LCFC TV.