Leicester star Ndidi targets top-half finish as survival secured

Date published: Sunday 7th May 2017 11:31

Wilfred Ndidi: Settled in well at Leicester

Midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has challenged Leicester to secure a top-half finish after the Foxes sealed Premier League survival this weekend.

The 20-year-old opened the scoring in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Watford, which put Craig Shakespeare’s side ninth.

They have won seven of their 10 league games since Shakespeare replaced Claudio Ranieri in February, taking 22 points, and only Tottenham, with 24, have won more.

Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton also netted in the second half and Ndidi wants the outgoing champions to finish on a high with three games left.

“We said every game, we’ll take it as a final to take as many points as we can,” he told the club’s official site. “With this performance we can get more and be in the top half of the league.

“If we keep going like this we can get as many points as we can. Everybody is working together, there’s a good spirit from the coach and the bench. Everybody is alive.

“It’s a good experience for me and to get ready for the battle for next season.”

Defeat was Watford’s fifth straight away league loss and they have failed to score on the road since January.

They have lost seven of their last 11 games, leading to speculation surrounding boss Walter Mazzarri’s position, and the Italian apologised for the defeat.

“We are disappointed and sorry for the fans,” Mazzarri said.

“We made some individual mistakes and their goalkeeper made some fantastic saves. They played on the counter-attack and scored the crucial goals.

“In the first-half we could have scored first and should have gone ahead but they punished us for some silly individual mistakes.

“The result isn’t nice but I don’t think it reflected how the game went.”

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