We did not deserve to lose against Millwall, says Leicester City's Schmeichel
Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel said Leicester City did not deserve to lose against Millwall.
City slumped to defeat after substitute Chris Taylor grabbed a second-half winner which decided a scrappy, physical encounter in which City had enjoyed the majority of possession without looking anywhere near their attacking best.
But Schmeichel said the defeat was harsh on Nigel Pearson's men.
"I thought we started well," he said.
"When you come here you know what you are going to get, but I thought we didn't deserve to lose the game.
"We were well in the game but conceded a sloppy goal. Then we were on a back foot.
"Up to then, we had things under control and hoped to make a push in the last 10 minutes. It was an annoying goal to concede and we couldn't pull it back.
"There weren't too many chances and their keeper made a good save from David Nugent in the first half. Nine times out of 10 he would score that one.
"We are gutted. We have scrapped it out, given everything but couldn't manage to do it."
City took a more direct approach in the closing stages as they searched for an equaliser, but Schmeichel said City just did not get the luck they needed to force a breakthrough.
Schmeichel himself came up for several set-pieces in the final minutes as City pushed for an equaliser.
"When you get into that physical battle and are pumping balls into the area, you need that bit of luck and the ball to fall for you. When the box is so congested, no-one is going to be able to chest it down and shoot," he said.
"You need the ball to fall for you. I came up and got my head on one but it hit their goalkeeper, David Forde. Another day it doesn't hit him and it may have fallen to one of our players.
"When you are chasing the game that is the luck you need to go for you."
"They had some tall players at the back and you have to put the ball into areas and hope you can make it as difficult for the defence as possible. It is difficult for strikers to hold the ball up and flick balls on against two very big physical centre halves. I thought our strikers did all right but it didn't happen for us."