Happy to have some fresh air with Belgium because it’s tough in Leicester, admits Youri Tielemans

Belgium star Youri Tielemans has admitted things are a bit difficult at Leicester City at the moment although he admitted the team are doing everything to overcome the hurdle. The Foxes had a disappointing start to the new league season, losing six straight games and having only one point.

With the cessation of financial problems Leicester city to strengthen their squad, he saw the club endure a difficult start to the 2022/23 season with the Foxes arguably the worst team in the league after seven games. They sit bottom of the table with one point, have lost their last six consecutive Premier League games and also have the worst defensive record in Europe’s top four leagues. It makes for grim reading and reports have said it could cost Brendan Rodgers his job before the end of the international break.

However, Rodgers is not the only one under fire as reports have indicated that more than a few players have been hit hard by the club’s form and are unhappy with the situation. Among them is Youri Tielemans and the midfielder admitted he was happy to be with the Belgian national team as “it’s difficult at Leicester at the moment”. The 25-year-old also added that the players are “doing everything we can as a team” and must use the break “to recharge our batteries”.

“I’m happy to have some fresh air here (with Belgium) because it’s difficult at Leicester at the moment. It’s clear things aren’t going well at the club. We’re doing everything we can. as a team. At Leicester, the back-to-back defeats have affected us as a group. We have to take advantage of this break to recharge our batteries. It’s hard to get this out of my head as it’s been running through my head. Only my children sometimes keep me from thinking about it,” Tielemans said, Athletic reported.

The Belgium international was heavily linked with a move away during the summer transfer window but nothing materialized despite Tielemans only having one year left on his contract. Also, no contract negotiations took place but the midfielder added that he ‘didn’t leave Leicester this summer’ as the right project wasn’t available and doesn’t regret not being left.

“I’m not going to talk too much about my contractual situation at the moment. I didn’t leave Leicester this summer because I always said the project had to be the right one. Just because things are getting worse now at Leicester doesn’t mean I should regret (staying),” he added.

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