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EPL: Leicester City manager speaks on Vardy’s ‘fight’ with Ndidi



Leicester City manager, Claude Puel, has reacted to reports that Super Eagles midfielder Wilfried Ndidi clashed with his team-mate Jamie Vardy over goalscoring responsibility.

Puel made it clear that it was not Ndidi’s job to score, but to focus on his play and recover the ball.

“It’s not Ndidi’s job to score. He will have other opportunities to score, but the most important thing is that he keeps good focus about his play.

“He is not in the team to score or to give assists, but he’s very important for us, crucial to recover the ball and to give a good start to the play and it’s important he can continue this good work with simplicity,” Puel told Leicester Mercury.

The coach however hailed Ndidi as the most consistent player in his squad, praising his improvement since the start of the 2017/2018 season.

“Since the beginning of the season, Wilfred is the most consistent player because he plays well, he recovers a lot of ball.

“Perhaps in his last game (against Stoke), like his team-mates, he was not fantastic.

“But since the beginning of the season, he’s improved a lot, he continues to work with good spirit in the training sessions, always correct.

“He is a valuable player for us because we didn’t have a lot players with the same attributes. He can recover a lot of balls, he is strong in the duels and now, when he plays simple with quality, he can give a good start in our play.

“We speak about Wilfred, last week we spoke about Maguire. Every week, it’s a different player. It’s a good feeling because if some player can have some speculation around them all this shows that they progress in the team.

“They’ve got to continue to work with us, of course.

“I’m happy about Wilfred, like Harry, Riyad, Jamie, all the players. It’s a good thing also to have some players with this quality and about the interest of other teams also,” he added.

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