Wes Morgan says Leicester City defender Jeff Schlupp will learn lesson
Wes Morgan has told rookie defender Jeff Schlupp to learn from the defensive mistake which cost Leicester City dearly at Leeds United.
The 19-year-old, who usually plays striker, has been a revelation at left-back during Paul Konchesky's injury absence, and he has retained his place in the side even after the former England man's return to fitness.
However, he was sucked into making a needless challenge inside the penalty area by Leeds full-back Sam Byram inside the first two minutes of Tuesday game at Elland Road.
Luciano Becchio converted the spot-kick, which proved to be the winner, and City skipper Morgan said it was part of the learning process for Schlupp.
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"He has only played a few games there and is still learning that position," he said.
"I am sure he will learn from that.
"He is unlucky really because it was quick feet from their player. But he will dust himself off and wipe those mistakes out of his mind.
"The game still goes on and he had to pick himself up. Credit to him because he did that. Your head can go after a mistake like that but he didn't do that."
It was not just Schlupp who Morgan feels can learn a lesson from the defeat, which was City's first in five games.
Morgan said City must learn to match their opponents when it comes to a physical battle.
"I think we have to give Leeds some credit," he said. "They had a game plan and they made it a battle.
"You have to compete and turn up for that. Perhaps we didn't do that in the first half. In the second half, the gaffer made a few changes and it made a difference.
"We were much better and we had a spell where we should have scored.
"We didn't and, at the end of the day, we conceded a penalty early on and lost. But we can't dwell on that.
"It is hard to put a finger on what the difference was between the Sheffield Wednesday performance on Saturday and this one. We have to look at the positives and we played much better in the second half.
"We have to learn. When it is a physical battle we have to compete as well as the other team.
"We have only conceded one goal in the last three games. We have done well in the previous games."