Leicester City FC is top of the world in Wout Faes’ opinion

Belgium and Leicester City's Wout Faes (Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images)
Belgium and Leicester City's Wout Faes (Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images) /
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Belgium and Leicester City’s Wout Faes (Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images) /

Leicester City Football Club is the ‘top of the world’, according to star centreback Wout Faes. The Belgian is currently at the World Cup but was interviewed about the Foxes.

To say that Faes figuratively fits Leicester City like a glove does not do justice to the 24-year-old. In truth – Faes fitted like a beautifully tailored Savile Row suit. The all-action and intelligent defender is perfectly suited to the sometimes elegant, dazzling, yet very testing atmosphere and trials of the Premier League.

An anticlimactic feeling surrounding the Belgium international‘s signing late in the summer was naturally an unfair preconception, in part. The dissatisfaction from some of the Blue Army was more linked to the overall disenchanting transfer window. Basically the fans wanted further notable incoming players in attacking positions before the culmination. Though funds were never available for those types of investments, for whatever reasons.

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That discontent unfortunately remained because it was soon adapted into shock and disgust at the east Midlands side’s incredibly poor start to the 2022/23 season. However, Faes immediately made a solid and impressive impact on the team, even in defeat. Subsequently he was a major catalyst in the upturn in results and performances.

Faes rapidly went from brief cult hero to LCFC stratosphere. And he is particularly content with the King Power outfit:

"“…to have this team [Leicester] coming for me at the end [of the summer], I was very happy. Also my wife is very happy for me to be able to have this chance, it’s perfect. I’m settling in very nicely. The environment is amazing. The infrastructure is the best you can have. I don’t think I’ll ever have better again. This is top of the world in my opinion.“I’m very happy to be here, it’s a dream to be here, and to play in the Premier League. On the field, I’m giving my 100 per cent because I know this is a unique opportunity that I’ve got. I need to take it with both hands.”lcfc.com"

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Faes and Youri Tielemans are both substitutes as the Red Devils of mainland Europe take on Morocco on Sunday in Group F of the tournament. Tielemans should feel a bit unlucky, in spite of his viral slip in the previous World Cup outing. While the former should definitely be in Belgium’s lineup. Timothy Castagne is in the starting XI.

Meanwhile Daniel Amartey should be a starter for Ghana as they face South Korea on Monday lunchtime. Nampalys or ‘Papy’ Mendy will likely play for Senegal once again when they meet Ecuador on Tuesday.

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Then it’s the big one, well, at least for Leicester fans, anyway: James Maddison possibly playing for England. Maddison and Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate seemed to deem the midfielder fit for the Wales clash, and ‘Madders’ appeared to back that assertion via social media posts. Danny Ward shall be in goal for the Red Dragons, as well.