Super Eagles defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has said that the team’s footballing philosophy in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations was different from that of the team that featured in the 2019 edition.
The Leicester man who said this at a press conference yesterday said he was not interested in personal recognition but in the overall success of his team.
It should be noted that Ndidi was ranked among the eleven best players in the group stages by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
“I don’t pay attention to recognition, I just want to play football, have fun, improve and try to help the team. It’s been the same team since 2019, it’s just the philosophy that is different.
“It’s just that our current manager made it clear to us and simplified things. He pushed us to express ourselves and gave us the freedom to express ourselves but has to play for the team.
Ndidi further refuted the claims that he always ignores the Nigerian media but rather due to the timing the demand comes.
“I have nothing against the Nigerian pressmen, but the timing. I go out to practice and you come with your recorder to ask for an interview that I’m not ready for. I want to train and not be interviewed.
“If you would like to have an interview with me, you meet with the team media manager, request an interview, send in your questions and I can talk to you in a more relaxed time,” he noted.