Timothy Castagne: "We showed a great team effort"
Timothy Castagne scoring in his debut against West Brom | Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

Leicester City's Timothy Castagne praised a collective effort as the Foxes began the season in the perfect manner on Sunday against West Bromwich Albion.

The visitors scored three second half goals at The Hawthorns, giving them the boost they needed to kick start the season.

Two penalties scored by golden boot holder Jamie Vardy and an outstanding header from Castagne on his debut sealed the deal against newly promoted West Brom.

The Belgian star told LCFC TV that he's: "very happy with his goal".

A cross swung in by Dennis Praet saw Castagne beat the West Brom defenders to the ball, with a blinding header into the back of the net. It was vital for City to get this goal so early on in the second half after a challenging opening 25 minutes for Rodgers' side.

Inspiring half time team talk

Castagne explained how Rodgers gave the team some "tactical advice" and advised the team to "play faster" which as he correctly stated "worked out pretty well" as Leicester managed to turn the game around quickly in the second half.

He also said that the team "kept playing and we kept trying" and "we didn't give anything away. We scored three goals.

"Also, the most important thing is we won. We don’t get goals against, so it’s a team effort and I’m obviously very happy with my goal," Castagne continued.

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'You have to choose the moments'

The former Atalanta man also highlighted Leicesters' methods to their success in the match, being patient and aiming to profit from any mistakes from the home side. 

He said: "You have to choose the moments and find the weak spots in the opposing team".

Leicester are set to face Burnley next weekend so they need to keep up this momentum to challenge again for the top four.

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