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Leicester's Focus Is Key For Tielemans

Leicester City, with the backing of the Blue Army, will approach Sunday’s Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur with a focused mindset, says Player and Players’ Player of the Season, Youri Tielemans.
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- Youri Tielemans hopes a win on Sunday against Tottenham Hotspur will create more fond memories for the Blue Army
- Supporters will be in attendance at King Power Stadium for the first time since March 2020
- The Foxes could secure their second-highest Premier League finish with a win against Spurs

The Foxes have already sealed European football for next season, and are guaranteed to at least match their second-highest Premier League finish after forging an unassailable points lead to sixth-placed West Ham United.

It is Ryan Mason’s Spurs who are Sunday’s visitors to King Power Stadium, as Leicester’s 2020/21 season reaches a dramatic climax.

And the combative Belgium midfielder, who has consistently performed to a high level for City this term, knows while the challenge will be a fierce one, his side have the ability to beat Spurs for a second time this season.

“We just have to look at ourselves, try and win the game against a tough opponent, a tough team, and then we’ll see what happens,” he told LCFC TV.

“We’ve done really well the whole season and the whole year, but if we win on Sunday, with the fans especially, it’s going to be a really good moment – and then, we’ll see.

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“It’s going to be a huge game for us, a very difficult game against a tough opponent. We just have to focus on the game and try to win the game.”

Brendan Rodgers’ side defeated Spurs 2-0 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in December, and with the incentive of finishing in the top four still a possibility, Tielemans says three Premier League points will be crucial.

He said: “We know it’s a tough opponent, but we have a really good team, a really good squad and hopefully everybody will be fit and firing for the game. It gives us every chance to win the game, and hopefully we can do that.

“They will be trying to win the game as well with their tactics, so it’s going to be down to us to try to manage that and to play our game – to try to play good football going forward to try to win the game.”

They helped us a lot [at Wembley]. Even coming out at warm-up, you can just hear them shouting at us and being really happy to be there, just making some nice. It was really nice they were there behind us.

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While King Power Stadium will not be at full capacity, Tielemans knows first-hand just how the Club’s supporters can urge their side on after over 6,000 were in attendance to watch the Foxes win the Emirates FA Cup at Wembley Stadium last weekend.

“It’s going to be really nice,” he said of welcoming fans back to Filbert Way. “It’s the first time this season, the first time since a bit more than a year. It’s going to be really nice and I’m really looking forward to it.

“They helped us a lot [at Wembley]. Even coming out at warm-up, you can just hear them shouting at us and being really happy to be there, just making some noise. It was really nice they were there behind us.

“I hope that they will enjoy the moment as well when they’re back in the stadium, just like we will be enjoying them being back. Hopefully we can win the game, and then we can enjoy.”

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