Wilfred Ndidi admitted he has a better understanding of the game under Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers.
The defensive midfielder has made much progress since the arrival of the former Celtic and Liverpool boss, helping the Foxes win more possession with his timely tackles and interceptions while his passing accuracy has greatly improved.
“I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, what I know now, if I’d have known it when I was growing up, I’d have been a better player. I’m grateful to the manager for everything he’s installed in us,” he told Leicester Mercury.
“My understanding of the game is much better now. I see the game differently to what I used to. I learned from other managers as well so no disrespect to them, but this manager has made me understand more about the game, like the space available on the pitch.
“I feel like I’ve really improved since I first joined Leicester. [Rodgers has given me] the belief and understanding. That makes it easier when you find yourself in situations on the pitch.
“He’s made me understand the role I play and now it’s a case of developing from there.”