Youri Tielemans

Tielemans' Praise For City's High Intensity

Youri Tielemans says playing for Leicester City in Sunday's 3-0 triumph over Arsenal was a 'pleasure' after scoring his third goal for the Club.
More on this story...

- Leicester City defeated Arsenal 3-0 at King Power Stadium on Sunday
- Goalscorer Youri Tielemans says it is a pleasure to play with his Foxes colleagues
- The Belgium midfielder has now scored three goals for the Football Club
- City's 'high intensity' is vital to their success, the 21-year-old says

The Foxes defeated the 13-time English champions with a dominant display at King Power Stadium - gathering 67 per cent possession and taking over 300 more touches than Unai Emery's men.

After an assured start to the clash, Tielemans finally gave City a deserved lead with a confident header in the 59th minute before a Jamie Vardy brace wrapped up the three points.

Speaking at full-time, the talented Belgium international expressed his delight at the nature of the performance and revealed the excitement he feels to build on the progress already made.


Goals: Leicester City 3 Arsenal 0

Leicester City were in fearsome form as they secured a fantastic 3-0 victory over Arsenal at King Power Stadium.

"I think it’s a big win, we scored three goals at home and we didn’t concede one, so to do that against a big team like Arsenal, it was a pleasure," the 21-year-old said.

Having scored 45 goals across his professional his career - at R.S.C. Anderlecht AS Monaco and Leicester - Tielemans also revealed that Sunday's effort was the first he's netted with his head.

His maiden Foxes goal, a breakaway effort against Fulham, and his second, a stunning free-kick at Huddersfield Town, exhibited Tielemans' technical ability with the ball at his feet.

However, while his latest effort came in a different style, the Sint-Pieters-Leeuw-born midfielder was nonetheless thrilled to add to his tally for the Foxes.

I think we were playing really good, both in the first half and the second half. That’s most important, to play a full game at high intensity and with good quality.

Youri Tielemans LCFC TV

He continued: "I just closed my eyes and put my head on it... I think it’s the first header of my career! That’s why, because I always close my eyes so the ball ran straight into the goal!"

Finally, Tielemans also revealed how important it is for City to play with intensity ahead of what promises to be a thrilling conclusion to the 2018/19 Premier League campaign.

"I think we were playing really good, both in the first half and the second half," he added. "That’s most important, to play a full game at high intensity and with good quality."




Leicester City Crest





Get Game Pass

To watch or listen to Leicester City’s Sky Bet Championship matches live on Foxes Hub, you now need to have a Game Pass. Please click below to get yours and enjoy the action!

Buy Game Pass Now!