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Defeat to Mwepu’s Brighton disappointing – Patson Daka

By MICHAEL MIYOBA
LEICESTER City forward Patson Daka says there is need for Leicester City players to work hard as a team to recover from their poor start to their English Premier League campaign.
City were beaten 5-2 by Brighton and Hove Albion at AMEX Stadium to prolong their wait for a first win of the new Premier League campaign.
Kelechi Iheanacho gave the Foxes the lead inside a minute on the South Coast thanks to Daka’s assist, before Luke Thomas’ own goal and a Moisés Caicedo strike turned the game on its head.
Daka’s first goal of the season made it 2-2 before the break, but Graham Potter’s Seagulls regained control of the clash later on, with Leandro Trossard netting and Alexis Mac Allister hitting a brace. It’s a result which leaves Leicester bottom of the Premier League with one point from six matches.
Speaking after the defeat at Amex Stadium Daka said it’s not time for Leicester City players to feel sorry for themselves following the 5-2 defeat to Enock Mwepu’s Brighton Hove & Albion.
He said the fifth consecutive defeat at Amex Stadium was disappointing after starting very well with an early goal in the first minute of the game.
“We started really well and we thought it was going to be a different result today, but unfortunately we’ve got another loss,” Daka told LCFC TV. “We have to keep on working hard. We need to have more self-belief. We can do better together as a team.
“We switched off a bit, we lacked concentration after we scored. We didn’t take care of the ball. We lost the ball in the middle of the park and, before we realised, it was already 1-1. We need more self-belief in taking care of the ball because we have the quality in the team,” the former Kafuel Celtics and Power Dynamos striker said.
“It’s very disappointing but this is not the time to feel sorry for ourselves. We are in this position and it has to take our character to get out of this situation. It’s only us who can take us out of this position. We have to work hard to find what will help us get out of this situation.”
Leicester have taken just one point from their first six games, losing five in a row to leave Brendan Rodgers under severe pressure.
The Foxes remain bottom of the EPL table with only one point from six games and a club record five consecutive defeats.

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