The former Red Bull director of football has though told the club that they must focus on improving the squad’s physicality during the off-season. He said after the draw with Leicester: “I don’t think we have a lack of character but what was obvious in some parts of the game is that we were second best with regards to physicality. It was about one on one duels.
“We spoke about that counter-attacking moment we had ourselves where they tackled us twice, within two seconds [and went on to score] and the same was true in quite a few other moments.
“Whenever there was body contact, we were too often we were second best. This is something we have to get better at for the rest of this season but even more so for the next season.”