Roy Hodgson, Watford manager:
“The really pleasing thing [against Everton] was the team unity and the team spirit, and the fact that everybody was doing their level best to do what we have been asking them. The way they played the other night is what we have been preaching from the very first day, and of course we have seen it before in other games.
“I’m really happy to give those boys that played against Everton another go. If anything, they deserve it. I’m not crying or bleating about the situation – I’m actually quite looking forward to it.
“If the team was to pull the victory off against Leicester City it would be a tribute to them, and I would be delighted.”
Brendan Rodgers, Leicester City manager:
“He’s such a role model for us all, Roy. He’s proven over many years that he’s a top-level coach. I’ve always enjoyed our conversations when I’ve met him, and I’ve always learned from him. If you look at Roy’s career, it’s been phenomenal.
“It’s this stage of the season where, whatever the game or opponent, I always want us to have the mindset to push right to the very end. It’s irrelevant what the other team brings. We want to play to a high level and to the tempo that we did in the second half [v Norwich].”