Rodgers Banks On Ndidi Ahead Of Leicester’s League Opener
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has expressed confidence that Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi will play a pivotal role as Leicester begin EPL 2020/21 Season, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report
The former Liverpool manager has however not ruled out the possibility of deploying Ndidi as a central defender in his side’s English Premier League opener against West Brom on Sunday, September 13.
The Foxes are facing a defensive crisis ahead of the trip to The Hawthorns, with Johnny Evans suspended and Wes Morgan struggling with a hamstring problem, while Filip Benkovic’s availability is covered in mist.
To solve this problem, Ndidi could be asked to lineup alongside Caglar Soyuncu in central defence, and it’s a role the Nigerian played in the friendly against Blackburn Rovers last weekend.
Predominantly a holding midfielder, he is not new to the central defensive position having played a similar role during his time with Racing Genk and for the Nigeria U17 and U20 national teams in the past.
On the possibility of Ndidi playing at center back against the Baggies, Rodgers told reporters via Zoom call : “He’s one of the best midfield players in the league, that’s his position.
I like to have a midfield who can play in a back three.
“He’s got the attributes, his reading of the game is very good. If I need to play him there, he will do a good job.
” Ndidi has not played as a central defender since departing Racing Genk in January 2017.