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Youri Tielemans doesn't regret Leicester stay

Youri Tielemans does not regret staying at Leicester.

The Belgian midfielder has been linked with a move away from the Foxes but is determined to fight for the club after a nightmare start to the Premier League season in which they have picked up just a single point from seven matches.

Tielemans, whose contract expires at the end of this season, said: "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]."

Tielemans is currently on international duty and thinks it is a welcome break from the troubles at Leicester.

He said in a press conference: "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.

"At Leicester, 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."

Leicester coach Brendan Rodgers is under pressure after six straight defeats but is confident that the club can push up the table following the international break.

He said: "I'm not daft, I know football, and the last six games don't make great reading. But I have every confidence the team can push on and climb the table if they play like they did in large parts and cut out mistakes."

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