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Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has heaped praise on his Leicester City manager, telling ESPN that the club’s success this season is down to what he calls ‘the Brendan Rodgers effect’.
Leicester had enjoyed an outstanding season, and – assuming the season is completed — are in line to finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League.
“It’s the Brendan Rodgers effect,” Ndidi tells ESPN. “With him, it is not just about the eleven players and subs. Even the players in the under 23, he carries everybody along.
“So there is always space for anybody to fill in and to play. He is that kind of coach that always believes in the squad and not just one player. The main thing is the squad, the squad comes first.
“That is why we are doing very well, because we understand that we must always try our best. Where we are is because we work hard and try to improve all.
“There have been ups and downs, and there are still games after the lockdown and there are more points for us to try and get. For now, we are in a good position.”
Ndidi has been attracting attention from big clubs with Manchester United rumoured to be casting glances at him.
Despite speculation of interested from the Red Devils, Ndidi says he has no plans to leave the Foxes.