Ndidi: Why I’m Scoring For Leicester, I’m Not Bothered By Kante Comparison

Ndidi: Why I’m Scoring For Leicester, I’m Not Bothered By Kante Comparison


Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi says current Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare has helped him develop into a more attack-minded player despite being a defensive midfielder.


Ndidi who scored his third goal for the Foxes in Saturday's 3-0 win over Watford told leicestermercury.co.uk that he was never intimidated by the prospect of being seen as N'Golo Kante's successor.

"He (Craig Shakespeare) has helped the team generally and for my own game he has helped me," said Ndidi.

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"I sometimes start to just stand in front of the defence and play simple but he just pushes me and tells me I can do it and just go forward. That's why sometimes I get goals.

"With the help of the coach and my team-mates everything is possible.
"They are always trying to push me during training and let me know I can do more.

"I was never scared of coming here because I always believed if I got the help of team-mates and if I worked hard everything was possible.

"Yes, I am different. I never compare myself to anybody.

"I really cannot define it (his difference to Kante) because I just play.

"I didn't watch many of the games from last season when they won the league, I just came to play and with the help of the coach trying to push me and make me understand how the team works I feel everything is working out well for us.

"I must say it is a good team for this. It is not just me coming because one man cannot make a team, a team can make one man.

"I feel the team is more important than anybody."

Ndidi also believes he can experience more success with Leicester in the future despite missing out on the incredible title triumph with Leicester City last season when he refused to join.

"The run we are on is amazing but we still need to push more to get more points," he said.

"We just need to get more points if we can and see where we are in the table.
"If we keep our heads up and try to push we can do much better next season."

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