Claudio Ranieri Impressed With Wilfred Ndidi’s Performance
Spurs manager Ranieri was pleased with the Nigerian, Wilfred Ndidi’s impressive performance in their FA Cup replay win against Derby County.
On Wednesday, Ranieri expressed excitement at Wilfried Ndidi ’s match-winning performance in City ’s 3-1 victory over Derby County in the FA Cup.
Right after the half time break, Andy King got the opener for the Foxes.
In the 61st images, but before Abdoul Camara’s 61st minute deflected free-kick took the tie into extra time.
Ranieri introduced the 20-year-old after the regulation period and it took him just four minutes to settle the tie.
Ndidi who once played for Genk in the midfield position was released through the middle by Riyad Mahrez.
Ranieri Impressed By Wilfred Ndidi
He then made forward strides and unleashed a 25-yard missile that cannoned in off the post
Winger Demarai Gray capped off the encounter with a superb solo effort.
The Italian was happy with the choice they made in signing the Nigeria international from Belgium.
Coach Ranieri in a post-match interview after a match said:
”I’m happy with Wilfred Ndidi. This young player is full of personality and good character.
“We’ve chosen well.
“For me it (the win) is important for Leicester. When I speak, I speak for Leicester.
“It’s very important this victory and to go through in the cup. It gives us confidence. It was a difficult match.
“When we scored, we played better. Then we scored again and we kept the ball well.”
Wilfred Ndidi will look to build on this performance when his side, ace fellow strugglers, Swansea City in their next topflight outing on February 12.
The title defenders are presently 16th on the English Premier League table.