Leicester City and Super Eagles star Wilfred Ndidi has said that even when the critics were “unfair” on teammate Kelechi Iheanacho, he never doubted the striker’s ability to deliver.
Iheanacho is flying high with goals and a new contract with Leicester City, but he will also not spared criticisms both at his base in England as well as in Nigeria.
Ndidi, who played alongside Iheanacho at both U17 and U20 levels before they were both promoted to the Super Eagles, said the critics were not fair on the striker, but he never doubted what his teammate is capable of.
“Kelechi’s talent was never in doubt, but as it is in life people love to criticise others when they are down,” Ndidi told BBC Sport Africa.
“He was unfairly criticised and judged by different people. This is someone I have known from our youth days at the under-17s and I know his quality, so it’s not a fluke that he is producing his best football again.
“I am very happy for him because he’s doing wonderfully well now and everyone can see.
“It’s just sad that when he needed encouragement in the past few years many were quick to write him off, but thankfully some of these people have now turned around to praise him. That’s life.”