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Foxes boss rues missed chances

11th February 2019, 09:47 by Michael Holland

Claude Puel says his Leicester side must be more clinical in front of goal after slipping to a 3-1 defeat against Tottenham.

The Foxes, who missed good chances at a steady rate throughout the game, have now lost five of their last six games in all competitions as the pressure grows on the Foxes boss.

Puel opted to leave Jamie Vardy on the bench, but the former England striker came on to take Leicester's penalty after James Maddison was fouled.

His first kick of the match was brilliantly saved by Hugo Lloris, but Puel had no issue with Vardy taking the kick straight off the bench.

"He was ready to come on the pitch and I gave him the opportunity to take the penalty," the Frenchman said. "We don't know, if it was a good thing or not a good thing. We have had a lot of opportunities, not just the penalty.

"It was the same feeling against (Manchester) United, we wasted a lot of chances. We need to find a clinical edge because we need the points.

"Normally Jamie takes the penalty and I gave him the opportunity. I said to him if he felt OK he can take the penalty, but it's not just the penalty that cost us."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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