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Managers react as Villa stun Leicester in Carabao Cup

Managers react as Villa stun Leicester in Carabao Cup

Aston Villa shocked Leicester City in the second leg of the Carabao Cup.

Here we have for you the reaction from both managers after Villa nicked a 2-1 win.

“I am absolutely gutted for the players. I thought over the two legs we were the better side,” Rodgers said in the post-match press conference.

“Firstly, congratulations to Aston Villa but we are bitterly disappointed. We created enough chances. We just switched off late on from a cross and so late in the game it is difficult to come back from that.

“I said to the players, this is what they need, getting close to finals. This will increase their determination. My only criticism is that we could have been more clinical but we can use this as a great motivator.”

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith was on the other end of the spectrum.

“I have composed myself now,” Smith said at the post-match press conference. “I certainly let myself go when we scored that goal. We made it an entertaining game. We know how good Leicester are so I am proud of the players.

“We are indebted to Orlan Nyland, who made three saves early on. I thought in the second half we were a bit unfortunate to concede a goal but we showed character and had a goal made in Egypt at the end.

“We have a proud history in this competition so if we can go on to raise this trophy for a sixth time as a club I would be a very proud man.”

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