Tielemans: Leicester situation tough; do I regret staying…?

Youri Tielemans insists there’s no regrets staying with Leicester City this season.

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.

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.”

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].”