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MANAGER'S VERDICT: LEICESTER CITY

24 July 2021

JIMMY Floyd Hasselbaink said the fans were the winners after supporters were welcomed back to the Pirelli Stadium and watched the Brewers win the Bass Vase.

The Brewers beat Leicester City on penalties, after the game was level at 0-0 after 90 minutes.

Hasselbaink said: "It was absolutely magnificent to see the supporters back and the smiles on their faces. We have all missed that and today the big winners were the fans who were back in the stadium.

"We then gave them a good performance and it was very nice do do that and have a bit of normality back."


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Hasselbaink says that results are not the most important thing as he prepares his squad for the return of League One action but he was still pleased to take the Bass Vase after the penalty shoot out.

"The result gives the boys a good feeling. But how they played and how they worked was more important. We still want to improve a lot because as a manager you are always looking for the next step and what you can do to improve. What do we need to do to get better? But as an initial performance I can't fault that.

"Leicester started back ten days after us and you can see that but take nothing away from our boys. We put in a good display today.

"It was good for the new players to see the organisation, the work rate and the expectation." 

Hasselbaink also paid tribute to Enid Barks, the club's long-serving volunteer, famous for being the tea lady in the directors' box, who was given the honour of presenting the Vase.

"Enid is absolutely amazing and that's what this club is all about, people like Enid. Without them the club wouldn't be as good and nice as it is. They are very important ingredients at this club."


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