Wilfred Ndidi

Ndidi: Take Our Opportunity

Wilfred Ndidi says now is the time for Leicester City to put together a winning run, as they prepare to contest three home fixtures in four games in all competitions.
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- Wilfred Ndidi wants Leicester City to build some momentum over the coming weeks, starting against West Bromwich Albion
- The Baggies visit King Power Stadium in the Premier League on Monday night (8pm kick-off)
- Ndidi was delighted to help Nigeria qualify for the 2018 World Cup over the international break

Following the October international break, the Foxes return to Premier League action against West Bromwich Albion on Monday evening before clashes with Swansea City, Leeds United and Everton follow.

And Ndidi, buoyed by Nigeria’s recent qualification for the 2018 World Cup, wants his side to focus on climbing the table, starting with the encounter against Tony Pulis’ men.

“The game against West Brom, I’m looking forward to it,” Ndidi told LCFC TV. “It will be a good game because we really need the three points, not just a point. We need to do everything we need to do to get the points.

“Every team wants to win. We will take everything as it comes. Not just their name and where they are in the league. The main thing is about us – we will just focus on ourselves.

I feel sharp and I feel relaxed and I’m okay. I’m good to do. I just try to do my thing – this is what I have to do and I just want to do it.

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“I feel this is the time to take our opportunity, with the fans around – the atmosphere will be brilliant. It’s an opportunity for us to get as many points as we can and we’ll see where we can be in the table.”

The 20-year-old Nigerian arrived back at Belvoir Drive earlier this week and was thrilled to be heavily involved with the Super Eagles in their World Cup qualification campaign.

“It means a lot,” the midfielder said. “I feel great and I feel very happy about it. Everyone is happy because we didn’t play at the Africa Cup of Nations, so everyone is happy to see the team going to the World Cup.

“I feel great about it and it’s not just being part of the team, but for the country as a whole, it’s very nice.

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The Nigerian is put through his paces in training.

“For me, I feel every player wants to play at the World Cup, so until I get there, I won’t know what it feels like, but for now, I just can’t wait.”

Ndidi has featured in all nine of City’s fixtures this term, including two games in the Carabao Cup, and says he is grateful to be playing in the Premier League for the Foxes.  

He added: “I feel sharp and I feel relaxed and I’m okay. I’m good to do. I just try to do my thing – this is what I have to do and I just want to do it.

“So many people want this opportunity and they don’t get it. For me, I see this as an opportunity to play and I just want to play.”

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