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Claude Puel Heaps Praise on Leicester’s Young Guns Following FA Cup Triumph Against Peterborough

​Leicester supervisor Claude Puel has showered reward on the membership’s younger gamers after the Foxes emphatically secured their place within the fifth spherical of the FA Cup after dispatching Peterborough in a 5-​1 victory on Saturday.  

The Foxes boss rung within the adjustments for the go to to the League One facet as he positioned his religion within the younger brigade, and they didn’t disappoint. Two targets every from Kelechi Iheanacho and debutant Fousseni Diabate and a last-minute strike from Wilfred Ndidi ensured victory following a ruthless first half show.

Peterborough United v Leicester City - The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round

Leicester have been three targets to the nice contained in the opening half hour, and regardless of conceding a comfort objective by means of Andrew Hughes, Puel was delighted with the show.

“It was a superb expertise to begin the sport effectively, particularly after what occurred in opposition to Fleetwood. It was a superb response and a superb cup sport. We confirmed good high quality and good play,” Puel instructed the ​membership’s web site.

“It’s vital to offer younger gamers sport time to allow them to present their qualities for the long run. These younger gamers will be the way forward for Leicester Metropolis.

“It was a superb sport with good high quality. We knew it might be a tricky cup sport with all of the rain and the wind. It was vital for us to indicate good high quality and have some good battles.

“It was vital to play good soccer and we scored incredible targets within the first half. We tried to maintain management of the sport. It was good to place an opponent with high quality beneath stress. We scored early and stored good management to forestall them coming again into the sport.


“We’ve got to maintain good situation of gamers in cup video games as a result of the cup is an goal for us, however we even have to enhance the squad and provides our proficient younger gamers video games. It’s vital to develop the squad,” he added.

Though members of his squad impressed throughout the park, the 56-year-old singled out Diabaté for reward, the 22-year-old secured a brace on his debut and his supervisor is keen for him to kick on and earn an look within the Premier League.

Puel mentioned: “Fousseni [Diabaté] has good attributes to play within the Premier League with numerous tempo and a superb engine. He has good penetration and confirmed good combos together with his team-mates.

“It was good for him to indicate his high quality however he has to proceed to work exhausting on the coaching pitch and take issues step-by-step.”

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