Youri Tielemans admits difficulty with struggling Leicester City

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By Martin Graham | 20th Sep 2022

Youri Tielemans has said he does not regret staying at Leicester City this season. The Foxes are at the bottom of the table, with only one point from seven games.

Leicester City are finding out how lonely it can be at the bottom. After the successes of years past, the Foxes are struggling to make an impact this season. Better yet, they are fighting for survival. The situation at the King Power stadium calls for urgent action, as the 2016 Premier League champions are staring relegation in the face.

With one point from seven games, it is not the form expected of former champions. Leicester City came close to qualifying for the Champions League two seasons in a row but faltered at the tail end of the season. The Foxes under Brendan Rodgers are in unfamiliar territory, and the Scotsman understands the gravity of changing the script.

Youri Tielemans was subject to a move away from the King Power stadium this summer but ended up staying. With the current state the club finds itself, the Belgian must be wondering if he shouldn’t have taken that leap to leave Leicester City.

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It’s hard-knock life for Leicester City

After seven games, Leicester City have no wins, one draw and six losses. The Foxes are comfortably seated at the bottom of the table with few challengers to that position. Perhaps it is time for a change of hands for Leicester City. One thing is sure. If change doesn’t come soon enough, the results will be catastrophic for the Foxes.

During the summer, Youri Tielemans had offers from several clubs to leave the King Power stadium, but the Belgian opted to stay. With the current state the club finds itself in, Tielemans expresses no regrets about his decision to stick with the Foxes.

The Belgian midfielder has admitted that it’s a hard-knock life for Leicester. The lack of wins to push them up the table, is followed by heavy defeats. Perhaps only the 9-0 win by Liverpool over Southampton ranks higher than the losses Leicester City have recorded. The Foxes lost 5-2 away to Brighton and 6-2 at Tottenham. The losses have put more pressure on Brendan Rodgers, with his future at the club in jeopardy.

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Focus on Belgium

While the situation at Leicester City is hard for Tielemans to stomach, the Belgium international believes there is light at the end of the tunnel. While expressing no regrets about sticking with the club this summer, Tielemans believes Leicester City will overcome their present predicament.

Meanwhile, the Leicester City midfielder wants to cement his place in the Belgium national team ahead of the winter World Cup in Qatar this November. Despite his desires and work with Belgium, he says it is an arduous task to get their domestic form out of his head. Tielemans says it is a struggle to focus on the assignment at hand.

The Belgian midfielder said he is glad to be temporarily away from the club and to get some fresh air with the Belgium national team. According to him, it is tough at Leicester City right now. Speaking at a Belgium press conference, Tielemans opined that things are not working the way they should for the club, but they are doing all they can to change the situation.

Meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers insists he is on board with whatever decision the Leicester City owners take concerning his future at the club. The loss to Tottenham increased the pressure on the Scotsman, with his position under threat.

Martin Graham is an MFF sports writer

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