Publicist should replace Ndidi in midfield as well as writing his apologies

Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)
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Should this have been individually written by the main man, it can be understood as a genuine sharing of responsibility throughout the team and illustration of regret for not working hard enough for the supporters. However, the player does not personally take responsibility for the poor performances which weakened the Foxes.

The King Power side will remember the star midfield: James Maddison, Youri Tielemans, and Ndidi. A DM, a CM, and an AM. Balanced and well coached under early Brendan Rodgers, Leicester City could not do much better. Yet, to see how steep the mighty had fallen is depressing. To an extent, his publicists’ performance was better than his own.

The Nigerian midfielder’s season to forget

Somehow, the defensive midfielder went from anchor man in the middle to a total liability. Equally surprising, FB Ref somehow rate the player amongst the best on defensive quantity – so actions taken – despite a crippling decline in actions taken by the player. Seriously, the decline is utterly shambolic.

In the 21/22 campaign, the Foxes’ fallen star made 3.2 tackles per game, 2.2 interceptions per game, and 2.7 clearances per game. In this relegation season, the Nigerian accumulated just 2.3 tackles, 1.4 interceptions, and 1.6 clearances per game. That is disastrous.