Puel Commends Iheanacho and Ndidi’s effort in Leicester’s draw at Brighton

Puel Commend Iheanacho and Ndidi's effort in Leicester’s draw at Brighton

Claude Puel has showered praises on Super Eagles duo Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi after the pair came on to rescue a point for the Foxes against Brighton on Saturday.

Leicester were a goal and a man down in the opening 30 minutes, thanks to a Gleen Murray's 15th minutes' opener and James Madison's red card in 28th minutes.

Puel introduced Ndidi for Vincent Ibora in the 32nd minute, shortly after the red card, while Iheanacho replaced Japanese striker Shinji Okazaki with 20 minutes left to on the clock.

Iheanacho won a late penalty and it was calmly converted by another substitute Jamie Vardy to the delight of the former Southampton manager.

“I'm happy for all my players. The players that came off from the bench gave also a good mentality,” Puel told LCFC TV.

“The quality of [Kelechi] Iheanacho, [Wilfred] Ndidi and Jamie [Vardy] and all of the squad pushed from the same side and I like this.”

Ndidi missed the Super Eagles 2019 AFCON qualifier clash with South Africa in Johannesburg through suspension, while Iheanacho featured in the match.

Leicester City are now 10th with 18 points from 13 games.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago

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