Ndidi attributes Leicester success to team spirit

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Leicester City’s 3-2 comeback win over Newcastle United at St. James’ Park was down to the ‘team spirit’, according to midfielder Wilfried Ndidi.

Joselu gave the hosts the lead before goals from Riyad Mahrez and Demarai Gray put the Foxes in driving seat.

Dwight Gayle restored parity to his side before Ayoze Perez turned the ball into his own net with just four minutes left to play to hand Claude Puel’s men the maximum points.
And the Nigeria international who won the Man of the Match award has bared down on how they secured a thrilling fight -ack.

“The team spirit made it possible to win from behind,” Ndidi told the club website.
“Though it was not our best game, everyone was focused after the goal.

“Everybody was fighting for the victory because it was what we came here for but it was a difficult great game.”

The 20-year-old has featured in all the 16 English Premier League matches for the King Power Stadium outfit this season helping them to the eighth spot in the log with 23 points.

Meanwhile Leicester City manger Claude Puel has revealed that hemay consider selling Kelechi Iheanacho in the January transfer window.

The Foxes are not short of striker options, as aside from Iheanacho they can also call on his compatriot Ahmed Musa, English international Jamie Vardy, Algerian Islam Slimani, Shinji Okazaki and Leonardo Ulloa.

As a result, game-time has been hard to come by for the former Manchester City starlet, who needs regular football next year to ensure he is fit and firing for Nigeria’s World Cup campaign.

And Puel has not ruled out the option of selling on Iheanacho. He told the Leicester Mercury: “Kelechi had an injury and after, for the moment, we have competition.

“I am happy with Jamie for example. Kelechi or other players cannot play on the side.

“It’s difficult for them, but for me also to manage all these players because we have six strikers so there is no place for all the players.”

Puel added: “’I try to respect them. Kelechi arrived this season and we will see. With all these games in this busy period, we will see.

“Time will tell. The window is not open, we will see. For the moment, we just look at all these games. We need all the players.”

Iheanacho joined Leicester on a five-year contract earlier this year, having been sold by Man City.

Leicester will travel to St. Mary’s Stadium to trade tackle with Southampton for their next top-flight game on Wednesday.

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