Chelsea vs Leicester: Ndidi reveals Blues legend that was his football idol

Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, has revealed that former Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel, was his footballing idol while growing up.

Ndidi started his career in Europe as a central defender and was occasionally deployed as a fullback, before he was converted into a central midfielder three years ago.

Mikel Obi, during his time with Chelsea, won two Premier League titles, a UEFA Champions League and three FA Cups.

Speaking to Leicester City’s official website, Ndidi said: “Growing up, I saw Jon Obi Mikel at Chelsea and I always liked him. I’ve met him and played with him.

“My first feeling, when I came to the national team, the first time I saw him it was my debut in the qualifiers and I actually came on for him. It was a great memory for me.

“Being in the training camp with him, he’s a lovely guy and he’s great with everyone. He’s a great captain for the team.”

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