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Why I didn’t use Ndidi against Arsenal – Rodgers

Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers, has said he decided not to feature Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, in the 2-0 loss against Arsenal on Saturday because he just trained for a week before the game and he had wanted to introduce him towards the end of the game so as to gain little match fitness.


The decision however backfire after the team was beaten 2-0 with goals from Gabriel and Emile Smith Rowe in the early kickoff game.


“He has just trained this week. He was to come on [in the last] 15 to 20 minutes maximum, that was our plan [on Saturday],” Rodgers told the media as quoted by All Nigeria Soccer.


“But obviously we were chasing the game so there wasn’t that need to put him on. [But] it’s great to have him back and available and we’ll see how his fitness looks over the coming days.”

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