Timothy Castagne

Castagne: We Have To Build Consistency

Although disappointed not to take all three points on Saturday, Leicester City must use their goalless draw with Crystal Palace as a building block to create a consistent run of form in the Premier League, says Timothy Castagne.
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- Timothy Castagne provides his reaction to Leicester City’s 0-0 Premier League draw with Crystal Palace
- The Foxes kept a clean sheet for the second successive home match
- City next tackle Leeds United at King Power Stadium on Thursday (8:15pm BST kick-off)

City had the majority of possession and had more goal attempts than their London counterparts, but were unable to find a winner at King Power Stadium.

Castagne, a threat going forward himself, was encouraged after the Foxes recorded back-to-back home shutouts, but were unable to capitalise on their opportunities.

“We’re frustrated,” he told LCFC TV. “We played a good game, we were consistent today, so that’s good, but we have to finish those chances and get the three points. It’s disappointing, but we have to build on that consistency.

“The problem is we always say that, after Nottingham we said that and then the next week, we just gave it away, so we have to actually do it instead of talking about it. Now, it’s just look at the next game and go 100 per cent like today, but be a bit more precise.

“They’re a good side, I think we defended pretty well. It’s not a bad result, but we know that these kind of games, we need to win them. It’s important for us and the fans to win those games.”

City moved off the foot of the table after collecting their fifth point of 2022/23, but Castagne knows his side have to work harder if they are to improve on their form during the first 10 games.

He said: “It’s a bit different, you have to dig deeper, work hard and it’s a lot mentally as well. If you stay down, then it’s tough to get out of the hole, but I think we’re managing that not too badly.

“The only thing is, we can’t stay too long in the hole, we have to now get out, and start a run. Hopefully, this is the start, but as I said, we said it two weeks ago, so now, it’s time for action.”

Belgium international team-mate Wout Faes delivered an impressive performance at the heart of defence, and Castagne praised the No.3 for how quickly he has become accustomed to the Premier League.

“He’s (Wout Faes) helping us push forward more and be more aggressive. Also, on the ball, he can take it and run up the pitch with the ball to give great passes, so that’s helped a lot.

Timothy Castagne

“He's doing very well, it’s always difficult to come in to a team that’s going less well than it should,” said Castagne. “It’s not easy for him, but to be fair, we haven’t seen that. He’s come in and played well directly.

“He’s helping us push forward more and be more aggressive. Also, on the ball, he can take it and run up the pitch with the ball to give great passes, so that’s helped a lot.”

Castagne and his men now have four days to prepare for the visit of Leeds United to King Power Stadium – a match in which the Blue Army will play a big role, he believes.

“It’s going to be very important,” the full-back said of their support. “To be fair to the crowd, they’ve always been there, even though we’re at the bottom of the table. The stadium is always full.

“They’re always supporting, and I think it’s sometimes normal if we start playing negative football. Then, they get a bit anxious, which is understandable, but they’re still always there and every week they come and support us. We have to be grateful for that.”




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