Youri Tielemans reveals he is HAPPY to join up with Belgium on international duty and leave behind struggling Leicester – as he admits things are ‘tough' at the Premier League's bottom side… but does NOT regret staying with the Foxes
- Youri Tielemans has opened up on the discontent at Leicester after poor form
- The Foxes are bottom of the Premier League with one point from seven games
- Tielemans has left the King Power to join up with Belgium on international duty
- And the 25-year-old admitted things are ‘tough' with Brendan Rodgers' side
Youri Tielemans has said he is happy to be escaping the discontent at Leicester after joining up with Belgium on international duty.
Brendan Rodgers' side are bottom of the Premier League with one point from seven games and have conceded 11 goals in their last two games, with Tottenham thrashing them 6-2 on Saturday.
And Tielemans admitted to Sky Sports that things are ‘tough' at the moment – but insisted he does not regret staying with the Foxes after being linked with a move away this summer.
Youri Tielemans has said he is happy to be escaping the discontent at Leicester after joining up with Belgium on international duty
Brendan Rodgers' side are bottom of the Premier League with one point from seven games
He said: ‘I'm happy to get a bit of fresh air here [with Belgium] because it's tough at Leicester right now. It's clear that things are not going well at the club. We are doing everything we can as a team.
‘The consecutive defeats have affected us as a group. We need to benefit from this break to recharge our batteries. It's hard to get it off my mind as it keeps running through my head. Only my kids sometimes prevent me from thinking about it.'
Arsenal, currently top of the Premier League, were credited with interest in signing Tielemans but reportedly cooled on the prospect of a move.
However, the 25-year-old midfielder has insisted he does not regret staying at the King Power this summer amid interest from several Premier League clubs, including leaders Arsenal
With Tielemans' contract expiring at the end of the season, more clubs could press for a move in January, but the 25-year-old claimed he would only leave for the ‘right project'.
He added: ‘I'm not going to speak too much about my contract situation at the moment. I didn't leave Leicester in the summer as I always said the project had to be the right one.
‘Just because things are getting worse now at Leicester doesn't mean I should regret [staying].'