Youri Tielemans

Tielemans: Power, Intensity & Mentality

Youri Tielemans lauded his Leicester City team-mates for the characteristics they displayed during the 3-1 Premier League win over AFC Bournemouth.
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- Youri Tielemans believes Leicester City were a dominant force on Saturday
- The Foxes won 3-1 against AFC Bournemouth at King Power Stadium
- City are unbeaten this term, and now sit third in the Premier League table

City took the lead through Jamie Vardy, but the Cherries levelled the scores just three minutes later when Callum Wilson finished well to make it 1-1.

The Foxes did not panic, though, and remained in control of the game before Tielemans put his side back in front with a close-range finish.

In the second half, Vardy made it 3-1 as Brendan Rodgers’ men moved up to third in the Premier League standings heading into the first international break of the season. 

“I think there was a bit of everything today,” Tielemans told LCFC TV. “We showed great mentality and we started the game well with a lot of power, a lot of intensity.

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“I think throughout the whole game, we tried to keep that, and that’s very positive. Even though they scored, I think we were the better [team] for the whole game.

“It shows our mentality to come back in that game and score the goal right before half-time. I think it was important for us mentally.

“We just finished the job in the second half, where we were physically stronger as well. It’s very positive today.

“We showed our mentality to stay in the game and stay focused. Then, we were just the better team and we deserved that win.”

The impact of the Club’s returning players, and those that came off the substitutes’ bench, earned credit from Tielemans, who also underlined the way his side have adapted to Rodgers’ stratagems.

We just have to be consistent and refresh ourselves in the international teams and then come back even stronger than now.

Youri Tielemans LCFC TV

He said: “I think in the first couple of games, it was about adapting throughout the systems and the different ways of playing, but I think today, it was fantastic to play like that and everybody was just fantastic.

“Even the subs who came in and the other guys who started and came back into the team. Everybody was good.”

After four matches, City occupy a spot in the Premier League’s top four, and Tielemans believes consistency will be key if they are maintain a push for European football this term.

The Belgian added: “I think when we started the season, we knew where we wanted to be and that’s the place where we want to be.

“We just have to be consistent and refresh ourselves in the international teams and then come back even stronger than now.”

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