Leicester City of England midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi has won the heart of the club’s manager, Craig Shakespeare, who says he is impressed with the youngster’s attitude on and odff the pitch.
Ndidi is coming out of his shell and his growing confidence is starting to show on the pitch as confirmed by Shakespeare himself in the Leicester Mercury.
The 20-year-old joined Leicester last December in a £15m move from Racing Genk of Belgium and made an immediate impact on the pitch, becoming a regular starter alongside Danny Drinkwater in The Foxes’ midfield.
His performances earned him the club’s young player of the award, but it has taken the softly spoken, gentle giant a little longer to show his personality.
In assessing Ndidi’s impact, Shakespeare said everyone is starting to see that and revealed: “He is quite a joker, if I am honest, when he is away from the pitch.
“That might surprise one or two. He has a lovely personality. He always comes to team meetings 15 or 20 minutes early. He sits there on his own as if he is ready. He is a very endearing personality.
“He is quite quiet but he is slowly coming out of his shell as well. I think sometimes we forget how young he is. He is 20 years old and you forget that.
“When he came in we said give him time to adapt, but he was pushed straight in and took to it very well. I see him improving all the time and getting better and better.”