Ndidi: I did not expect to be a regular at Leicester City

Ndidi: I did not expect to be a regular at Leicester City
Wilfred Ndidi

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Monday Jun 26, 2017. 21:00

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi says he did not expect to be a regular after joining the club from K.R.C Genk.

The central midfielder joined English Premier League (EPL) outfit City from the Belgian First Division A side Genk in January 2017.

The 20-year-old recently spoke to Wout Vranken of doorfansvoorfans.org about life in England.

Q – What is the memory of your time at Genk?

Ndidi – My best memory? We’ll, I’ve experienced many great moments, but I still have to choose one, it is my goal in the playoffs against Club Brugge.

Q – Are you still in contact with people from Genk?

Ndidi – Yes, we speak regularly with guys like Ally Samatta, Thomas Buffel and Bernard Kumordzi. Also with Christian Kabasele ( now at Watford) . We tease each other constantly on instagram (laughs). Last season some club officials from Genk came to watch me ‎against Tottenham, which reminded me of the fun time I had.

Q – Do you still follow games of Genk?

Ndidi – Yes, of course I still follow them, I was at the stadium for their game against Celta Vigo last season. It was great how the fans adored me. I felt the love is too much. Genk supporters are forever in my heart.

Q- What attracted you the most to join Leicester?

Ndidi – Well, the fans, the atmosphere, the team, the players and the coaches. Actually, I found everything about the club attractive. The people here are all equally nice, the players, the ‎coach and especially the fans. They all did their best in helping me enjoy my stay.

Q- How hard was it for you to adapt to the way Leicester play?

Ndidi – No, not really hard. I adapted slowly. It’s gone very well. I was also very well received by my fellow players.

Q – You immediately became a starter in the midfield for Leicester, did you expect it to be that quick?

Ndidi – It was a big surprise, even though. I also did my best to work hard and it paid off. That basis, I take it as a reward for me.

Q- Did you expect to win the young player award after just four and half months at Leicester?

Ndidi – No not at all. I consider it a great honour, and I’m still very happy with it. Really happy.

Q – Your nickname at Gent was Teddy, what do they call you now at Leicester City?

Ndidi – They just call me by my name. Genk I was often the man the others love to tease, but that is still so in Leicester, they always try hard to fool around with me.

Q- There are reported interest from other teams in England, is there any chance of you leaving Leicester this summer?

Ndidi – Uh, at this time definitely not. The only thing I want is to play and I have it here. I feel I need to put more steps and I can be the best here at Leicester City.

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