Leicester City rave of the moment Wilfred Ndidi sat down with Wout Vranken of doorfansvoorfans.org for an exclusive interview where he talked about life in England, as well as his time at Genk.
Ndidi also spoke about interest in his services from teams around Europe following a fine start to life in England, which saw him scoop the club young player of the year award.
Q – What is the memory of your time at Genk?
Ndidi – My best memory? We’ll, I’ve experienced many great moments, but I still have to choose one, it is my goal in the playoffs against Club Brugge.
Q – Are you still in contact with people from Genk?
Ndidi – Yes, we speak regularly with guys like Ally Samatta, Thomas Buffel and Bernard Kumordzi. Also with Christian Kabasele ( now at Watford) . We tease each other constantly on instagram (laughs). Last season some club officials from Genk came to watch me against Tottenham, which reminded me of the fun time I had.
Q – Do you still follow games of Genk?
Ndidi – Yes, of course I still follow them, I was at the stadium for their game against Celta Vigo last season. It was great how the fans adored me. I felt the love is too much. Genk supporters are forever in my heart.
Q- What attracted you the most to join Leicester?
Ndidi – Well, the fans, the atmosphere, the team, the players and the coaches. Actually, I found everything about the club attractive. The people here are all equally nice, the players, the coach and especially the fans. They all did their best in helping me enjoy my stay.
Q- How hard was it for you to adapt to the way Leicester play?
Ndidi – No, not really hard. I adapted slowly. It’s gone very well. I was also very well received by my fellow players.
Q – You immediately became a starter in the midfield for Leicester, did you expect it to be that quick?
Ndidi – It was a big surprise, even though. I also did my best to work hard and it paid off. That basis, I take it as a reward for me.
Q- Did you expect to win the young player award after just four and half months at Leicester?
Ndidi – No not at all. I consider it a great honour, and I’m still very happy with it. Really happy.
Q – Your nickname at Gent was Teddy, what do they call you now at Leicester City?
Ndidi – They just call me by my name. Genk I was often the man the others love to tease, but that is still so in Leicester, they always try hard to fool around with me.
Q- There are reported interest from other teams in England, is there any chance of you leaving Leicester this summer?
Ndidi – Uh, at this time definitely not. The only thing I want is to play and I have it here. I feel I need to put more steps and I can be the best here at Leicester City.