In some recent interviews, Leicester City star midfielder Youri Tielemans made some interesting admissions on life with the Foxes and much more.
At age-22, Youri Tielemans’ development as a Premier League star is already underway. A whirlwind second half of the season arrival at King Power Stadium in 2018/19 began his rise. Brendan Rodgers came in soon after for the remainder of that campaign, and the Belgian has been a mainstay of the Foxes team pretty much ever since.
However, the exceptionally talented, youthful midfielder has found his second term as a permanent signing with Leicester City a more difficult one to shine in.
On the pitch he’s occasionally looked rather tired, even in the first half. This has prompted questions of fitness levels; though Tielemans’ quality is never in doubt. Statistically he’s also struggled to match goal and assist hauls from his remarkable loan spell.
Recent form for Leicester City
Despite these minor setbacks, it would be cruel to criticise the midfield man too much: he still creates with key passes etcetera, and has seemingly bounced back somewhat from being dropped for two matches by boss Rodgers.
Although Foxes of Leicester still noticed some quite glaring errors versus Manchester City in Saturday’s loss: Tielemans gave an uneven display to say the least, one example is losing possession six times. When a simple trap, pass or shield would do, it is disappointing to say the least.
Against opposition of this magnitude, every player must be focused for themselves, along with their team-mates – or they’ll simply lose to sides such as the Citizens.
Youri Tielemans on form, team-mates
Speaking about his current form and previous issues, as well as his countrymen Dennis Praet, Tielemans said this recently:
“I think my season has been similar to that of the team: very good at the start, but more recently I had a bit of setback and the manager made the choice to name me on the bench to rest me a bit.
“I came out well from that and I think I played well against West Ham, Chelsea, and Wolves. I feel like I’m back on track now. I’ve been working a lot on physicality and intensity. My technique is something I’ve been working on as well, in addition to my decision-making.”
Additionally, the £40 million man spoke of Praet, basically saying they don’t see one another as competition – for the same position – but allies. And that it helps to have a friendship in a foreign country. Read both quotes in their entirety at Leicester Mercury.
The Belgium international is obviously a very mature player, especially when you learn that he’s still on 22-years-old. These revelations are all extremely positive with regards to Tielemans recreating his incredibly impressive displays from late this time last term again. That is what all of us Blue Army members desire.