Leicester City star Wout Faes has to put his performances where his mouth is at Euro 2024 after his comments ahead of the tournament.

That’s at least according to journalists Hein Vanhaezebrouck and Peter Vandenbempt, who have urged the Leicester man to prove himself on the international stage in Germany.

Faes has enjoyed a strong season with Leicester after a difficult first campaign with the Foxes that saw them relegated from the Premier League.

He was a key player in the Championship this season as they returned to the top flight at the first time of asking and has found himself playing a vital role for Belgium too.

Manager Domenico Tedesco has relied on him throughout his time in charge so far, with Faes only one of two players to play in all 14 games under him.

That is set to continue at Euro 2024, where the Leicester star is likely to be a starter throughout the time that Belgium are in the tournament in Germany.

He’s been speaking up the importance of the tournament for himself for some time, and both Vanhaezebrouck and Vandenbempt have urged him to back up those words with actions on the pitch.

“He is no Vincent Kompany, and he never will be, but he does rate himself highly. That may sound negative, but it isn’t necessarily,” he said.

“Tedesco has the right way of dealing with him. He has clearly made Faes important, and you can see that: he feels good and always plays.”

“After not playing for almost two months, Vertonghen will not simply be able to join the team. I also heard that he is certainly not ready to play yet,” added Vandenbempt.

“And then Faes, who made a good and eloquent impression during his press conference, will play there. But the tournament will have to show whether he can also talk to the good teams.”