Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers was wowed by Daniel Amartey’s performance in the defeat to Arsenal, describing the Ghanaian mentality as first class.
Daniel Amartey who was playing his first game in nearly two years was at his best at the right-back that left a good impression on his manager despite their 2-0 loss to Arsenal.
He played the entire duration of the game at the King Power Stadium.
After the game, the former Liverpool and Celtic boss who expressed disappointment in the result was full of praise for the Ghanaian defender.
“We’re disappointed with the goals, that was our only criticism, but we had lots of positives. Daniel Amartey with his first game in two years, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and Luke Thomas did well too”, Rodgers said after the game.
“Amartey has consistently trained and his mentality is first class. He’s a very honest guy, his defensive qualities are strong and how he lasted the game was very good.”
An own goal from Christian Fuchs and late strike from Eddie Nketiah secured Arsenal a 2-0 win against Leicester to book their place in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.
The first goal came on 58 minutes for the Gunners as Nicolas Pepe’s strike hit the post and came back off Fuchs and into the net.
Ayoze Perez had Leicester’s best chance to equalise but could only head wide from Marc Albrighton’s whipped free-kick.
And the Foxes were punished when Nketiah poked home in injury time to see Arsenal progress to the fourth round, where they will play the winners of Thursday’s game between Lincoln City and Liverpool.