Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has said he will accept fans booing his decision to replace Ademola Lookman against Burnley.
The Foxes drew 2-2 with the Clarets and their summer loan signing impressed in their first Premier League start.
He could not last the full 90 minutes, being retired and replaced by James Maddison.
The move was greeted with boos from sections of King Power Stadium, who were enjoying Lookman’s display as they searched for a winner.
But Rodgers isn’t unhappy about it, insisting it’s one of the first signs of dissent during his tenure, and something that had to happen.
“That’s what happens sometimes,” he said after the crash.
“We’ve been together, how long, two and three-quarters of years, so maybe getting the first boo is okay. I’ll take that after that time period.
“I think it was one where Ade [Lookman] He has done very well, he has played during the week, he is catching up on fitness. Then he played today and was looking for some gels and starting to get tired. So we just wanted, after about 70 minutes, to have a fresh pair of legs in the game. “
Jamie Vardy also had an eventful game in the 2-2 draw, scoring an unusual hat-trick when he opened the scoring, but for Burnley, before adding a double for Leicester.
And Rodgers always knew his star man would respond well after an own goal.
“There is no question in his mentality, that’s for sure,” he said.
“He was unlucky with the [own] objective. It’s a big ball inside, it just goes a little underneath.
“His two goals were a great move, good team goals, playing through his team.
“I thought his second finish was outstanding. It is wide in the box and finishes it off very well ”.
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