‘Don’t Compare Me To Kante’ Am A Different Player – Wilfred Ndidi Dismiss Comparison (See Stats)
The Nigeria international has addressed the comparison between him and the French midfielder who left King Power Stadium in 2016 to be a part of Chelsea.
Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has described himself as a different player from Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante who he sees as a machine.
The 23-year-old moved to England in January 2017 to fill the void left by Kante following his move to Chelsea in the summer transfer of 2016.
Before his exit, the France international performed a crucial role in the midfield to assist Leicester City win the 2015-16 Premier League title.
Ndidi has been playing a comparable role for the Foxes since 2017, and he is rated as one of the exceptional tacklers in England, however, he stated he is trying to play his game and assist the team.
“I’ve constantly seen myself as Ndidi, I want to be seen as Ndidi,” the Super Eagles midfielder stated in an Instagram live.
“Kante is a great player, if you see the way he plays, you will know he is a machine.
“The advice I got right from the time whilst I was playing that position is simply be yourself.
“Every player has his very own quality, it is not everyone that can be like Ronaldo or Messi, everyone has his very own way.
“I just want to be myself, play my game and battle for three points.”
Ndidi has been a regular in Brendan Rodgers’ team this season before the suspension of the Premier League due to the coronavirus pandemic.
He has featured in 23 league games so far with two goals to his identify for Leicester City who are third in the English top-flight standings.