Leicester host Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday.
Brendan Rodgers has played down the significance of Leicester’s Europa League exit and insists they will be fully focused for Sunday’s meeting with Arsenal (Leicester 8/5, draw 23/10, Arsenal 19/10 – Premier League Match Betting).
Leicester, who are 1/4 to secure a Premier League Top Four Finish, were knocked out of the secondary European competition at the round of 32 stage on Thursday after suffering a 2-0 loss at home to Slavia Prague.
The FA Cup remains their only opportunity to end 2020-21 with silverware as they gear up for next month’s quarter-final tie with Manchester United.
Finishing in the top-four, however, is Leicester’s priority after narrowly missing out on securing a Champions League berth on the final day of 2019-20.
They start this weekend sitting third in the standings, behind second-placed United on goal difference and six points clear of Chelsea in fifth.
Ahead of Sunday’s midday clash with Arsenal at the King Power Stadium, Rodgers urged his men to put their Europa exit firmly in the past.
Rodgers said: “They won’t be (feeling sorry for themselves), it’s the environment we have created here. One of the key attributes of this group is how we respond.
“We don’t dwell on the disappointment. That has shown in our results. You have to look forward and get ready for the next game.
“The time Sunday comes we will be ready and focused.”
Leicester are unbeaten in four league outings, winning three of their last four engagements at the King Power Stadium, but Arsenal came out on top when they visited in the Carabao Cup earlier in the campaign.