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Soccer News of Tuesday, 2 August 2022


Ndidi pumped up ahead of new PL season

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Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi is upbeat ahead of the new season which kicks off this weekend.

The Foxes will start their 2022/2023 Premier League campaign against Brentford at home at the King Power Stadium on Sunday, August 7.

The defensive midfielder enjoyed over 60 minutes of action during Leicester's 1-0 win against La Liga side Sevilla in a pre-season friendly.

Speaking in an interview after the game, the Nigerian international expressed his excitement on his return to the pitch.

“It was a good feeling for me (against Sevilla) because it has been a long time coming and I’ve been working hard coming back. Having those minutes is important for me, getting that match fitness up and enjoying the game, he told LCTV as per PUNCH Sports Extra.

The 25-year-old couldn't hide his excitement ahead of the new Premier League campaign and the players' return to the King Power Stadium.

“It will be very nice, they (the fans) always come through and are really important. They are always there cheering.

“We’ve been working away and coming to play at King Power Stadium again is really nice. To see the fans again and enjoy the atmosphere, we’re looking forward to the game against Brentford.”

“It’s been really tough. It’s pre-season anyway, so it’s been preparing us fitness-wise and trying to prepare for it, which is really good. The mentality also comes in, which is important.”

Ndidi missed The Foxes last 16 matches due to injury last season.