Former Super Eagles Coach Sunday Oliseh has heaped praises on Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, describing the Eagles star as the best midfielder in the country.
Oliseh, who Coached Nigeria briefly in 2016, handed Ndidi his first senior team cap as a 20-year-old.
Since then, the midfielder has gone on to feature for Nigeria at the World Cup in 2018 and a year later at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Ndidi left Belgian side KRC Genk in the January transfer window of 2017, moving to the English Premier League with then champions Leicester City.
After his debut season where he showed glimpses of the huge potential, the Nigerian’s rating in England has been on a steady rise and particularly in the current campaign.
The physical attributes and destroyer skill set of the young Midfielder has earned him praises and comparisons with Oliseh, who himself played and made his mark in global football as one of the best DMs.
“The point is that in the past three or four years, maybe five, he has been the best midfielder we have. And he has not just been the best we needed to run with, he has been the best we have,” Oliseh told brila.net.
Oliseh played for Ajax, Dortmund, and Juventus in his days and he believes Ndidi should also step up and take his talent to a bigger club side.
“When you see him doing what he’s doing in a club that is average; with all due respect, like Leicester, imagine what Ndidi will do if he was playing at Manchester City. He is the man that is not so tall like me, but look at the heart, he has a big heart.
“The man is everywhere he works so hard and even the new Coach at Leicester,(Brendan Rodgers) he’s still His first choice.”
“Each time I see him play, I have always been impressed that he can do much much better.
“I am very very surprised that they’ve not bought him. He is the best we have and in the senior team, we don’t have a player like Ndidi.
“He is technical, tactical and strong even though he’s not a heavyweight in size, but he punches like one, said Oliseh.
For Leicester this season, Ndidi has scored 2 league goals including one against Frank Lampard’s Chelsea in a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.
He has often been linked with interests from England’s too sides, but nothing has materialized. The young Nigerian midfielder has been a regular this season; as he has been since joining, an indication of how he has adapted seamlessly to English football, doing so under three different managers.
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