Leicester City lost 3-1 last night to Chelsea at home and remain 4 points behind Newcastle with four games to play, and Nigel Pearson after the game said that two of his players are now doubtful for the game at home to Newcastle on Saturday afternoon.
Nigel Pearson – gets a bit upset at news conference
Andy King and defender Robert Huth are both doubts for the game and both were taken off in the first 25 minutes of the game last night, and Pearson has said that King has suffered a hamstring injury, while former Stoke center-back Robert Huth picked up a calf injury.
This is some of what Nigel Pearson said after the game:
“King doesn’t come off unless there is something wrong,” “They have got to be doubts (for Newcastle). Until we know the extent of the injuries it is very difficult to give an answer..”
“It is now Wednesday and we play Saturday early kick-off.” “We played well,” said Pearson. “Losing games is not something I am particularly pleased about but I think we gave a good account of ourselves.
“I think the game was difficult for us because we had to deal with having to make substitutions that were not necessarily something we would have looked at before the game.”
Pearson at his after match press conference then got a little bit testy with a journalist after he had talked about his players having to deal with criticism and negativity this season – it’s the same thing happening with Newcastle’s players for the last few weeks.
Nigel was then asked what was the specific criticism he was referring to and this is how Nigel responded to the journalist who asked the question:
“Have you been on holiday for six months?” “I think you must have either had your head in the clouds or away on holiday or reporting on a different team, because if you don’t know the answer to that question, your question is absolutely unbelievable.”
“The fact you do not understand where I am coming from. If you don’t know the answer to that question then I think you are an ostrich. Your head must be in the sand. Is your head in the sand?”
“Are you flexible enough to get your head in the sand? My suspicion would be no.”
That seems to be a case of Pearson being under extreme pressure – much like John Carver is – with both their teams being under the threat of relegation.
But with Leicester likely to be at less than full strength on Saturday, surely this is a chance to get our first win since the end of February and break our seven game losing streak?