Timothy Chestnuts was among the players who received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Monday evening in Tubize. The Leicester City full-back walked past RTBF cameras on Tuesday to look back on his first hours of rallying with the Red Devils. “It’s a pleasure to be together,” smiled Castagne at the microphone of Pierre Deprez.
The former player of Racing Genk and Atalanta Bergamo has already been able to get a first idea of the state of form of his teammates, in particular more expected at the next Euro. “I have not seen it yet Kevin De Bruyne but it is already good news that he does not have to undergo the operation. Eden Hazard working hard and think he’s gonna be fine at the right time. Axel Wistel, I saw him on the ground… Looks like he got nothing. It’s crazy to see him like that so quickly! It’s cool to see that he worked hard to be there with us. “
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Aligned 13 times with the Red Devils since his debut in September 2018 – most of the time on the right flank but also a few times on the left – Timothy Castagne knows that he can count on his versatility to play as many matches as possible at the Euro . The full-back is also confident after a positive season at Leicester.
“I’m pretty happy with my season. We’re bringing back a trophy like the FA Cup. It was good for a Premier League first. Obviously, there were times when it was less well and others when it was going a lot. better but it was necessary to adapt to a new competition.
In terms of physical intensity, the Premier League is one or two floors higher than Italy. Tactically, we have changed a lot by playing with a defense of 3 and with a defense of 4. This is a plus in terms of adaptability and I can make the point here. I hope to hold the Euro. I think I had a good season and I hope I can play as much as I can. It’s normal, when you are a football player and you are competitive, you are always disappointed when you don’t start. But if I don’t start, that won’t be a problem. “
Castagne is in any case convinced that it is closer to the level of Thomas Meunier compared to last season. “I think that with Thomas, we bring different things. It will depend on what the coach wants in certain matches. I think our level is much closer than at the beginning of the season or than last year. will be a more difficult choice for the coach. If it is not me who will be chosen, I will be there if I am needed at the end of the game or on the left flank. “
Castagne also said he was available to give a helping hand by playing in the defensive trio of a 3-way defense. “I can help out and I know how I can play it because I have done it before with Leicester but I know that is not where I can contribute the most”, he added at a press conference.
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