I’m Always Proud To Play For Nigeria – Ndidi

By Augustine Akhilomen

Super Eagles combative midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi has revealed that he’s always delighted and proud to represent the senior national team at every competition.

The Leicester City star who is gradually becoming a household name amongst fans in England was in the Super Eagles side that held the Teranga Lions of Senegal 1-1 in n international friendly match at the Hive Stadium last week Wednesday.

He pointed out that playing for the senior national team gives him great fulfillment and insisted that players such as Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi have made the team better.

“I always wanted to play for my country. I feel good, I feel so much fun in the national team,” Added Ndidi. “I like seeing my friends and I feel good here but I never see myself as a very important player.

“I have always said to myself, anywhere I go, I can be replaced. So I just try to keep doing my very best. Keep focused. [The squad] have a lot in common. There’s a lot of guys around the team who are my ages so communication is easy.

“[Iwobi and Kelechi] have lots of strengths and play good football, you know, because of where they play and their experience. They have experience in Arsenal and City which is good for the country. They have a lot of skills and the future is good [for Nigeria].”

“I don’t think about the World Cup, I just feel we need to take every game as it is. That’s important. Fight for every point that we need, that way we can improve where we stand in the qualifiers and get to the World Cup.

“I have played in the junior World Cup, so I have that feeling about how the World Cup might look. I know the senior World Cup will be much more big. It would be good to feel that.”

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