Unlike many other players labelled wonderkids at a young age, Youri Tielemans actually lived up to his early potential, now a key part of Leicester City’s team in the Premier League.

There were some difficult years, like his spell at AS Monaco, but the Belgium international is now firmly seen as one of the best at what he does in England, guided by Brendan Rodgers on a daily basis.

The midfielder is enjoying himself at King Power Stadium, helping the club fight for a Champions League spot for the second year running, which appears to be the side’s goal for the season.

Ahead of the upcoming international break, the player had a chat with RTBF in Belgium, where he discussed various parts of his career, including the transition from Monaco to Leicester.

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He said: “I won’t say Monaco was a failure. It’s true that it wasn’t the best like it is now where the results are following. At Monaco, there was a bit of bad luck too. I was injured, I took a but more time to be in the team, and then the second season didn’t go as well. We had so many injuries, so we had to play the youngsters a lot, who weren’t ready at that time.

“When I arrived at Leicester, it all went quickly and well. The team was running smoothly. We complemented each other. It explains why today, everything is going well and I’m really enjoying myself. I’ve felt really comfortable in the team. They welcomed me with open arms and quickly put me at ease, and you can see it on the pitch”.

Since joining Leicester, first on loan followed by a £40m transfer, the 23-year-old has made 96 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring 15 goals and assisting another 18 for his teammates.