Timothy Castagne

Castagne On Rodgers’ Style & Debut Strike

Belgium international full-back Timothy Castagne has cited Leicester City’s multifaceted style of play as a catalyst to their early-season success.
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- Timothy Castagne discusses the reasons behind joining Leicester City in the summer
- The Belgian admired City’s style of play, as well as the methods of Brendan Rodgers
- Castagne spoke of his delight after scoring on his Premier League debut for the Foxes

After eight Premier League matches, the Foxes top the division, and have also won all three of their UEFA Europa League Group G matches.

Their ability to adapt their stratagem to different opponents is something that Castagne feels has been pivotal to the positive start City have made to the 2020/21 season.

When asked about his decision to join the Football Club, it was their exploits in 2019/20 and the methods of manager Brendan Rodgers that attracted him to King Power Stadium.

“I’ve always been a fan of the Premier League,” Castagne said. “I followed Leicester a bit last year and they had a great season, and then also the coach talked to me.

“I liked how they play, and that’s why I came here.”

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Timothy Castagne vs. West Bromwich Albion

The first goal of Leicester City's 2020/21 Premier League campaign, scored by debutant Timothy Castagne.

Castagne made reference to City’s 1-0 win against Arsenal – their first victory away to the London outfit in 47 years – as an example of their tactical awareness under the Northern Irishman.

“He likes to play football, he likes to press,” the 24-year-old continued. “Then, like we showed against Arsenal, we can also change completely and show another side of us, and it worked, obviously.

“I like that, and he’s also a very open coach, so you can talk to him, he gives you confidence. That’s also what I was looking for.”

The former Genk and Atalanta man went on to describe his debut for the Football Club as ‘perfect’, having scored City’s first goal of the 2020/21 Premier League season.

It was a great cross from Dennis, and then I just came with speed. It’s easier for me than for the defender to head the ball.

Timothy Castagne

His header from fellow Belgium star Dennis Praet's cross on 56 minutes broke the deadlock against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns, laying the foundations for an opening day win.

“It was an amazing start for me,” he said. “It was a great cross from Dennis, and then I just came with speed. It’s easier for me than for the defender to head the ball.

“That was the best debut I could have made, and we won 3-0, so that was a perfect first game.”

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