Youri Tielemans

The Mentality Was Spot On, Says Tielemans

Midfielder Youri Tielemans felt Leicester City's approach to Sunday's fixture over Wolverhampton Wanderers ensured they claimed all three points from the encounter.
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- Leicester City recorded another Premier League victory on Sunday, beating Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0
- Midfielder Youri Tielemans spoke to LCFC TV following the win at King Power Stadium
- He says the Foxes were all expecting a very tough battle ahead of Wolves' visit
- The whole team's mentality helped to see them over the line despite some late pressure, he added

Despite missing a second spot-kick, Jamie Vardy's 15th-minute penalty provided City with yet another win - a sixth consecutive victory in all competitions - and took the Foxes to the top of the Premier League table.

Tielemans, who also played 90 minutes against Leeds United on Monday and started the midweek Europa League tie with SC Braga, put in another impressive display versus Wolves at King Power Stadium.

He believes Leicester's handling of the game situation allowed them to come away with maximum points. 

"I think we knew it was going to be a really tight game," the Belgium international told LCFC TV post-match. "We managed the game with the ball well, in the first half, we scored.

[In the] second half, it was all about our mentality, to just keep the score and try and score another goal, which we didn't do. But okay, we kept a clean sheet and it's perfect, so we take the three points.

Youri Tielemans LCFC TV

"We could've scored the second penalty, but I think overall it was a brilliant first half, perfect on the ball and even sometimes where we had to defend, we did great.

"And then [in the] second half, it was all about our mentality, to just keep the score and try and score another goal, which we didn't do. But okay, we kept a clean sheet and it's perfect, so we take the three points."

Wolves pushed forward in numbers during the closing stages and City 'keeper Kasper Schmeichel produced a diving, fingertip save to keep Rúben Neves and the visitors at bay. 

"It was a great save," Tielemans added, praising his teammate for that late stop. "I think the ball just goes top corner, I have a slight touch on it.

"We know they want to try and shoot from outside the box, but yes, I tried to block and then Kasper [Schmeichel] was there, too, to make the save.

"It was brilliant as a team performance and then when we need him, he's there, so, yes, it was perfect.

Tielemans is set to link up with his national side over the next couple of weeks, potentially playing three fixtures during what is the final international break of 2020.

Speaking about the busy schedule currently in operation across the football calendar, the 23-year-old commented: "To be honest with you, we don't train much.

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Youri Tielemans speaks following Leicester City's 1-0 win over Wolves on Sunday - which put the Foxes top of the Premier League.

"It's more some recovery and really looking after our legs and trying to manage it in between the games, so we don't train as much as in pre-season, for example.

"But yes, we try and do something and do it tactically to try and look at the opponent that we're going to play, but it's all about recovery, really, in between.

"You have to be mentally ready. As soon as the game is finished, you can enjoy for the night. But then, the next day, you have to be straight in your head to be ready for next game because you don't have a lot of time to recover.

"Especially mentally, you have to keep going, so yes, as long as you've got a good mindset, then it's fine."

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