Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans has praised boss Brendan Rodgers, saying the Foxes boss has helped him to ‘understand the game better’.

Rodgers has proven to be a massive success at the Kingpower Stadium since replacing Claude Puel towards the end of last season.

Aside from leading them to third in the table, his most significant success has been the development of the players under his leadership.

Tielemans is one of those who have shone since his arrival, becoming a key man for Leicester and a rising star in the Premier League.

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The Belgian midfielder is undoubtedly impressed by the work the Northern Irishman is doing, admitting he has pushed his understanding of the game up a level.

“It’s hard to say which coach understood me best,” he told So Foot.

“Rodgers, for example, helps me a lot with the theoretical side of the game.

“Why do such a thing? And why now? How can you defend without a ball? At what point do you project forward?

“Actually, he helps me to understand the game better. In practice, he really insists on it.”

Rodgers style of management has certainly proven to be a hit at Leicester, with Tielemans not the only player to show massive development under him.

That’s been the case for the 47-year-old at most of his clubs, with his spells at Swansea and Liverpool also standing as a testament to his ability to develop players.

Tielemans is undeniably a fan, saying any manager who is willing to challenge his players is good at what he does.

“I have always liked coaches who play transparency, who dare to tell me things,” he added.

“Of course, sometimes it’s hard to take it, but at least it helps to move forward.

“I find it interesting to be pushed around, to be told how to move forward.

“This is just one more step to take. The coach who can do that, he’s a good coach.”