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Puel - Youth is key

7th February 2019, 18:34 by Tom Hill

Leicester City boss Claude Puel has vowed to keep the faith in his young squad ahead of their push for European qualification.

Unlike their Premier League rivals, the Foxes have given double the game time to players aged 22 and under this season.

While inexperience is an issue, Puel believes the club will ultimately benefit from investing time and money in young players.

The likes of Ben Chilwell, Wilfred Ndidi, Demarai Gray, Caglar Soyuncu and James Maddison have all had faith shown in them.

Puel continues to be put under pressure due to mixed results, but the Frenchman is refusing to change his style.

He told the Leicester Mercury: "I think to have the possibility to develop all these young players is good for the future. It’s important step by step to have good maturity, good consistency, to find a little more good clinical edge.

"If we have a little more precision in our last few games, we could have won. We deserve perhaps another result.

"It is important to have this possibility for the future. If we can give good game time for our players, I think it’s good thing, not just for Leicester, but for the national team.

"It’s difficult when we try to develop young players to have at the same time the good results, but we try and we are not far from the other teams."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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