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Rodgers: Ndidi Is A World- Class Learner

Rodgers: Ndidi Is A World- Class Learner

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has described Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi a world-class learner, reports Completesports.com.

Ndidi, 23 , who leads the statistics for tackles won by a midfielder in the Premier League this season has been one of the key performers for the former Premier League champions.

The former Genk of Belgium star importance to Leicester City was demonstrated when the Foxes failed to register a win in any of the five games he missed in January and February due to a knee injury.

His impressive showing for the club has attracted interest of Europe’s top teams with Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germian and Real Madrid reportedly listed among his suitors.

Rodgers states that his willingness to listen to instruction and desire to improve has been key to his development.

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“The one thing with Wilfred he is a world-class learner,” Rodgers told The Athletic.

“He wants to learn. He wants to improve and then he wants to do something about it. He has been absolutely brilliant since I came here. You saw how much we missed him and that is testament to the level he has played at and what he gives to this team.”

Rodgers also explains that Ndidi has also embraced the responsibility of playing as the anchor man in midfield.
“It was about giving him a wider view of the game,” Rodgers explains.

“He has played a lot for us in that single pivot position where maybe before, he has played beside someone, so it is giving him that understanding of the positional sense and where to be and where to run when certain players have the ball.

“We have been trying to improve the tactical element of his game so he understands not just his role without the ball but with the ball as well.

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“We have been working on his technique, the simple basics of the game, passing and receiving. He takes the ball now and he understands he doesn’t need to spread the ball 60 or 70 yards — he is a continuity player. He has the ball, takes the ball and passes the ball. And when he hasn’t got it, he then uses his incredible athleticism to affect the game.

“From a tactical perspective, a lot of the work has gone into that with him. From a technical perspective, he has constantly worked on his touch and how he turns with a touch. Those little basic fundamentals of the game.

“Then, it is about giving him confidence. That is obviously very important for any player, so it is giving the platform to go and show his incredible qualities.”

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Oakfield 4 years ago

    Are u a fool or something???? I mean, are u a dumb as.. ?? Where and when did rodgers say he’s a world class player??? Can’t u read and comprehend simple English?? He said world class “learner” who wants to always improve not a world class “player”. Ewu! Stop disgracing ur generation here, biko. P. S, if you’re expecting him to fu…. K off, let me remind u he just renewed his contract for 2more years. Hence, I think you’ll be the one doing the f….. Ck until his new contract expires.

    • Vitalis Ochu 4 years ago

      But he his among the top the best in the league and one of the best in the world in his position. So with all that, will you say he isn’t world class?

  • @Ugo Iwunze….

    See the way u have expose ur ignorance to the world….

    That’s what pple get when they allow hatred for another man to becloud their mind….

    Lest i forget; let us learn how to present our players befor the world….
    Let’s not behave like ENGLAND that hype their players and after 2 or 3 years they fizzle out like vapor….
    That’s the mistake we made with NWAKALI BROTHERs and today they are no where to be found….
    The CHUKWUEZE that we did not even pay much attention to is the one that VILLAREAL picked up and he blossomed like a morning star….
    This boys are still lads and much hyping can cause them to carry their shoulders up and b4 u know; they become history like most of the english talents that started well but today they are no where to be found….

    I rest my case….

    • Ugwudede 4 years ago

      As for me after watching at close range the under 20 afcon qualifier at Balogun Stadium Lagos. I know that Chukwueze will go higher than his rest team mates because what I saw that was a boy that was working for the entire team and destroying the defence giving opportunities for Osimehen to bang in the goals. I like your response bro

  • This guy cannot comprehend the difference between world class player and world class learner.

    • Ayphillydegreat 4 years ago

      From the way he presented his comments you can tell that his life is frustrated already. I’m sure he’s been knocking his head on the wall since he heard the news that Rohr has renewed his contract for another two and half years. 

  • @Ugo….

    Ur ignorance is about to be expose to the world….

    Why not empty your mind and feel free instead of killing yourself with “BLIND HATRED” against an innocent foreigner that has done nothing wrong to u???

    I come in peace o!

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