Leicester, UK – As Leicester City readies itself for the upcoming Premier League encounter against Bournemouth at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has issued a challenge to both himself and his teammates to capitalize on scoring opportunities.
The Foxes have encountered a dry spell in front of the goal, with just one goal scored in each of their last five matches (four EPL games and one FA Cup fixture). Their most notable recent victory was a 5-1 triumph against Peterborough in the FA Cup back in January.
Sitting in the eighth position on the Premier League table with 36 points, the 2015/2016 Premier League champions aim to revive their goal-scoring prowess against Bournemouth, although Ndidi acknowledges the impending challenge.
“The chances are not being utilised, but we’ll try to do what we know to do and create these chances,” Ndidi stated in an interview with Leicester TV, as posted on the club’s website.
Addressing the competitive nature of the Premier League, Ndidi emphasized the difficulty of every game, regardless of a team’s position in the table. “Every game is really tough, even if you’re at the bottom of the table. It’s really tough because it’s the Premier League, and every team wants to win,” he remarked.
Acknowledging the strength of the Bournemouth side, Ndidi is well aware of the challenge that lies ahead. “So many teams are coming our way, but against Bournemouth, we’ll just try to play and do our best. They’re a really difficult team, really difficult.”
Speaking on his personal development within the team, Ndidi praised the quality players around him and emphasized the learning experience. “I’ve really learned a lot because I have so many quality players around me, and sometimes I try to imitate them and do what they do. Even if I make mistakes, it doesn’t matter because I always try,” he concluded.