Wilfred Ndidi

Ndidi Talks United Challenge & Returning To Fitness

Wilfred Ndidi is close to reaching peak fitness as Leicester City’s next Premier League assignment comes into view, he has told the Club's programme, CITY.
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- Wilfred Ndidi talks inside the latest issue of CITY, the Club's official programme
- Leicester City meet Manchester United at King Power Stadium in a 8pm BST kick-off
- The Nigerian midfielder looks towards the Foxes’ latest Premier League fixture
- He also spoke about his recent injury issues and returning to the side in 2022/23

The Foxes welcome Manchester United to King Power Stadium on Thursday evening (8pm kick-off) for the Club’s fifth top-flight outing this term, going in search of their first win of the campaign.

For Ndidi, it was a disrupted 2021/22 and pre-season schedule, missing 17 matches last campaign, due to injury, and speaking inside the latest edition of CITY, which will be on sale outside Filbert Way on matchday, the Nigerian international explained his current condition and how the facilities at LCFC Training Ground aided his recovery.

“It was a difficult time,” he commented. “I just tried to keep my head down, be positive and work myself back into playing - and here we are. I’m really, really happy and it’s just me appreciating time and appreciating the game.

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“Of course, they are frustrating times because I really wanted to be on the pitch. But I tried to just focus on my rehab and recovery. That (the facilities) really helped a lot. Having to have different equipment for different injuries was really, really good.

“It also helps with the mindset because knowing the fact that when you come in you have all the facilities and all the equipment to be able to do what you actually want to do, I think that speeds up the recovery which is really good.”

Although enduring a tough start to the new campaign, Leicester are unbeaten in the last five games against Thursday’s opponents, who have themselves won their last two in the Premier League.

The first win would be a massive win because we’re hungry for it. That would give us more confidence going forward.

Wilfred Ndidi CITY

The 25-year-old knows that while it is an impressive recent record versus the Red Devils, it will count for little if the team do not produce a positive performance on the night in front of the Blue Army.

“We have to look forward to it,” he continued. “We have to get something out of it and we have to believe in ourselves. Every game is not easy in the Premier League. I am expecting a very, very difficult game because they’ve got the confidence now. The first win would be a massive win because we’re hungry for it.

“That would give us more confidence going forward. We know what we have to do though and if we could that would be very good for us. The fans will be there to cheer us and will be there to see us give our all. When it comes to supporting us, I think the fans are brilliant. I am hoping for a very positive atmosphere and that would help us for sure.”

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