Wilfred Ndidi has disclosed the secret behind Leicester City and Nigeria team-mate Kelechi Iheanacho’s recent impressive form.
After a difficult start to the season, Iheanacho has seen his fortunes change as he scored seven times in four appearances for the Foxes.
His superb displays saw him named March’s Premier League player of the month and also signed a new deal to keep him at the club until 2024.
On Saturday Iheanacho was in Leicester’s starting line-up against his former club Manchester City to make it six consecutive starts for the first time in his club career.
And speaking on Iheanacho’s current form, Ndidi told BBC Sport Africa:”He’s a happy guy and Kelechi is only now enjoying a deserving reward for his tireless hard work.
“When you get a rhythm of games and the support of your coach, teammates and fans it can only get better.
“This latest chapter is going to give him the belief and confidence that he is a really important player for his club and country.
“I know and hope that he will continue to deliver for us. I never doubted him and I know he will bring more goals and performance that will continue to elevate him.”
On Iheanacho’s initial struggles, he said:”Kelechi’s talent was never in doubt, but as it is in life people love to criticise others when they are down.
“He was unfairly criticised and judged by different people. This is someone I have known from our youth days at the under-17s and I know his quality, so it’s not a fluke that he is producing his best football again.
“I am very happy for him because he’s doing wonderfully well now and everyone can see.
“It’s just sad that when he needed encouragement in the past few years many were quick to write him off, but thankfully some of these people have now turned around to praise him. That’s life.”
Fastest Paying Betting Site in Nigeria: Grab your 140% First Time Deposit Bonus Now — www.Sportybet.Com Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.