Brendan Rodgers admits the hospice visit puts Leicester’s plight into perspective

Brendan Rodgers admits visiting a hospice helped put Leicester’s struggles into perspective.

The Foxes boss took time to reflect during the international break and spent some time at a hospice in Northern Ireland.

It helped shape his prospects and Rodgers was optimistic ahead of Nottingham Forest’s visit on Monday.

The Foxes are winless and bottom of the Premier League, but Rodgers has had time to take stock after his time in Belfast.

“It was a chance to put things in perspective,” he said. “There is a children’s hospice and an adult hospice. Life is put into perspective there.

“You think you suffer in football and in terms of results, but it’s a lot bigger.

“I (also) took the senior staff for a few days after the Tottenham game to think, talk and play a bit of golf.

“I took them to Loch Lomond and played there for a couple of days, which was lovely.

“I enjoyed it and it breaks the cycle. It’s also key, as I know you can’t isolate yourself.

“We all have bad moments, whatever it is, but the key is not to be alone. It is so important. We had a lovely few days there and came back to do some work.”

Leicester will catch up with the win level on points with second from bottom Forest, who have lost their last four games.

Chairman Top (Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha) is said to be in attendance – a planned visit that was always planned – but Rodgers knows he’s under delivery pressure.

He said: “The fans have every right not to be pleased. It’s the challenge for clubs like us to fight for European football. For that, there has to be constant improvement.

“It will always be a great challenge, but one that I enjoy.” Brendan Rodgers admits the hospice visit puts Leicester’s plight into perspective

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