Super Eagles midfield star, Wilfred Ndidi, has reacted following the heartbreak of a 1-0 loss at Manchester City, a result that brought an end to the Foxes’ chances of qualifying for next season’s Europa League through a potential seventh place finish in the Premier League.
An organised Leicester side marshalled in midfield by Ndidi held their own against Pep Guardiola’s men who were desperate to get a win which would send them back on top of the league above Liverpool ahead of the final round of games this season come Sunday.
WHEN WILL HE RECEIVE THE RECOGNITION?
BEST DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDER IN OUR LEAGUE!
— Wass (@WassUtd) May 6, 2019
For more than an hour, Manchester City tried but failed to find a way past Leicester, with their best chance of a goal falling to Sergio Aguero who saw his glancing near-post head hit the underside of the Leicester crossbar before the ball was kept from going over the line by goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.
And while captain, Vincent Kompany, eventually found the breakthrough for Man. City with a 70th minute goal, substitute Kelechi Iheanacho could have equalised for the visitors in the 87th minute after being set up by Choudhury, only to fire a terrible effort wide of goal.
The wasted chance by Iheanacho would have sent a dagger through the hearts of fans of his club and those of Liverpool who were hoping for Man. City to slip up and hand the advantage in what has been an enthralling title race to the Reds.
Leicester’s defeat at the Etihad means Wolverhampton Wanderers cannot now be caught by any other team on the final day of the season, and will finish seventh in the Premier League as a result.
Wolves will also take a place in the Europa League, unless Watford manage to win the FA Cup final – the Hornets will come up against Manchester City later in May.
After the game, Super Eagles star, Wilfred Ndidi, admitted that the game was a tough one, though, there were still positives to be taken despite the result which was heartbreaking for Leicester City. “A tough one, but we take the positives to the next game,” he wrote on social media.
A tough one, but we take the positives to the next game?
— Ndidi Wilfred (@Ndidi25) May 6, 2019
Ndidi has been an ever-present in the Leicester first team this season, even with the change of coaches over the course of the campaign. The 22-year-old has featured in every league game for the Foxes who could end the season at an impressive eighth place.
That is unlike Iheanacho, who has seen playing time at the club reduce more and more this season, with 21 of his 30 league appearances coming off the bench.
And a return of one goal in all those games has not helped his case to get more playing time coupled with his big miss with three minutes to go on Monday night.
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