Youri Tielemans went yesterday to the attention of the English football world. The midfielder that he was still contracted to Leicester City plays, made his debut immediately the full 90 minutes against Tottenham Hotspur. and that debut was enjoyed by many football fans.
Leicester lost with 3-1 against Tottenham Jan Vertonghen, but the performance of Youri Tielemans attracted much attention. Williams took out last minute, still a transfer he was still contracted to Leicester, after AS Monaco not to bolde. The Belgian midfielder made his debut against Tottenham and showed what he is in his mars. ‘Williams made an impression on the society. He covered more ground than any other player and was the source of sharp passes,” writes the BBC.
Also on Twitter was the performance of Williams’s liking. Among others, Gary Lineker enjoyed the Belgian midfielder, and asked whether Leicester in the past such a bargain has been done in the French first division.
“Youri (or is it You’ri) Tielemans can a ball fit. not sure if Leicester ever been such a bargain was in the French leagues.”
What Lineker meant exactly, is not entirely clear, but Leicester has in the past already talents for a price from the French league can hijack. Riyad Mahrez, one of the superstars in the team when Leicester became champion in 2016, came over from Le Havre, a club from the French second class. Leicester paid when 400,000 pounds (457.000 euro) for the vleugelspeler. Mahrez was this season sold to Machester City for 60 million pounds (about 68 million euro). Or Williams after this season, a permanent move to the Foxes will make, remains to be seen because Tielemans plays there on a rental basis.
On Twitter it’s raining, meanwhile, accolades for Tielemans
Youri Tielemans’ debut in figures: 54 balaanrakingen, 92% of successful passes, 2 chances created, 2/2 what about spot’s rounded, 2/2 tackles won, 2 shots. Great start.
“I think Youri Tielemans is a great debut for Leicester against Tottenham.”
“Not one of our players, but Youri Tielemans was the best player on the field today.”
“Youri Tielemans > (stood over) the midfield of Tottenham.”