Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers believes Wilfred Ndidi’s impressive performance in central defence is one big positive from Wednesday’s 2-0 home defeat to Everton, reports Completesports.com.
With the duo of Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu out with injuries, Rodgers was forced to play Ndidi in central defence against the Toffees and the Nigerian performed admirably.
“Yeah. A lot of the season we’ve been struggling with injuries and whatnot to defenders, and I thought the two centre-halves were outstanding, Wesley and Wilf,”Rodgers said after the game.
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”For Wilf to go in, you think he’s played there all his career. He’s playing against a top-class striker who has made great improvements in Calvert-Lewin and I thought they gave away very little.
” Wilf was outstanding in the game but I thought Wesley was very good too.”
Ndidi recently returned to action for Leicester City after spending over two months on the sidelines due to injury.
The 24-year-old has made five league appearances for the Foxes this season and scored once.
By Adeboye Amosu