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FA Cup Remaining: Leicester hero Youri Tielemans reveals he was informed by a pal to ‘hit the highest nook’

2021-05-15 23:08:26

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Leicester hero Youri Tielemans reveals he was informed by a pal to ‘hit for the highest nook’ in opposition to Chelsea… earlier than doing precisely that to seal historic Wembley triumph with one of many nice FA Cup Remaining targets


Youri Tielemans believes he was destined to attain an absolute screamer in opposition to Chelsea within the FA Cup Remaining after a pal texted him demanding him to take action.

Following a goalless first half, Tielemans stepped as much as produce some of the gorgeous Remaining targets in historical past after choosing up the ball from 35 yards out earlier than smashing a thunderbolt into the highest left of Kepa Arrizabalaga’s purpose simply after the hour mark.

Whereas Chelsea would threaten late on by means of former Foxes defender Ben Chilwell, who noticed his 89th-minute equaliser dominated out for a marginal offside, Leicester would maintain on to win their first ever FA Cup of their historical past due to Tielemans’ screamer.

Youri Tielemans scored an absolute screamer to win the FA Cup for Leicester on Saturday

The Belgium midfielder smashed a stunning strike into the top left corner of the Chelsea goal

The Belgium midfielder smashed a shocking strike into the highest left nook of the Chelsea purpose

And the Belgium worldwide stated it was written that he would rating within the method that he did below the Wembley arch.  

Tielemans informed BBC One after the sport: ‘It feels actually good, I believe it’s superb.

‘I’m actually glad to have scored the purpose to have helped the workforce to win the sport. It was a very tight recreation, however to attain a purpose like that within the last, what a purpose it was.

‘In the present day I obtained a textual content message saying I needed to hit for the highest nook – and I did it.’

The midfielder revealed a friend texted him beforehand asking him to 'hit for the corners'

The midfielder revealed a pal texted him beforehand asking him to ‘hit for the corners’

He added: ‘To have the followers in at present was actually particular, I hope everybody will savour at present and likewise the followers who’ve been at house and supported us the entire 12 months by means of.’

Leicester had misplaced all of their earlier 4 finals, their final coming in 1969, however lastly gained the trophy on Saturday.

Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers stated: ‘I am very proud, it is a historic day for the membership. Profitable the FA Cup for the primary time is clearly a big day. The gamers have been so brave within the recreation.

‘I am so happy for Khun High (chairman) and the household. It was a dream of theirs to win the FA Cup and we have now been in a position to ship that.

Brendan Rodgers insists his players were 'so courageous in the game' against the Blues

Brendan Rodgers insists his gamers have been ‘so brave within the recreation’ in opposition to the Blues

‘We have been taking part in in opposition to the Champions League finalists, we knew at instances we would should undergo however we have been worthy of the win.

‘Each last you ever enter you need to win it. I’ve an overriding feeling of satisfaction however I am extra happy for everybody else, the sensation it provides the supporters.

‘It is a trophy the membership actually needed to win. It was a terrific victory for us. For a membership like Leicester to be within the last with a terrific membership like Chelsea, folks might have been hoping from a impartial viewpoint we might go on and upset the chances.’

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