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Nigerians In Sports: Ndidi Excited With First Goal For Leicester Since 2019

 

Super Eagles of Nigeria and Leicester City of England star, Wilfred Ndidi has expressed his delight at having to score in his club’s 2-0 victory over Chelsea in the English Premier League on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Ndidi, however, has opined that the Foxes have a lot to improve on despite an impressive win against the Blues.


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A sixth-minute belter from the Nigerian midfielder and a 41st-minute strike from James Maddison was all the Brendan Rodgers led side needed to get all three points at the King Power Stadium. Ndidi believes Leicester are on a high confidence level and hopes they will get better in subsequent games.

‘I’m very happy. In these games, we wanted to try as much as possible to get these points. I feel very good. I would say there are still more games to come. As a team, we want the points. We want to play and get the points. So, I just feel it’s one of these games that we really did good, but there’s still more to learn and hopefully better games coming our way. It’s very exciting and we feel very happy because it’s part of the season, and there are more games to come. At this time, we just build confidence for the next game, we don’t think about the end of the season.’

Wilfred Ndidi


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Prior to Tuesday’s game, Ndidi had not found the back of the net in 37 English elite division games. The last time he found the back of the net was during a 5-0 thrashing of Newcastle on September 29, 2019. When quizzed on his scoring ability, the former Genk man stated:

‘If I count, [I’ve scored] maybe four or so, with my left foot. It comes once in a while, but I just keep trying, you know! It was really good. It lifted the team. It’s something that when you get a goal at that time, you have the confidence to actually go for more. So, it was really good, and we stayed compact. As much as we wanted more, we still stayed compact.’

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