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Leicester midfielder Tielemans watches Man City star De Bruyne to improve

Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans says Belgium teammate Kevin De Bruyne is the Premier League's best midfielder.

Tielemans has enjoyed a successful debut campaign with the Foxes, and says Manchester City star De Bruyne has had an influence on his game.

"At the minute, we have a lot of very good midfielders in the game and I just try and pick all the positives from all the midfielders around," Tielemans told the Athletic.

"I really try and improve myself through watching others play. So, when I see another player playing I'm like, 'Oh yeah, that's something I need to improve' and then I'm trying it in a training session.

"At the moment, I think the best in the Premier League is De Bruyne. He just stands out. He is the complete midfielder. He is physical and runs a lot.

"Technically, he keeps it very, very easy. Tactically, he is very good as well. He's got everything."

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