Wilfred Ndid admitted he was never concerned about comparison with France midfielder N’Golo Kante even tnough it used to irritate him.
Ndidi was signed as Kante’s replacement by Leicester City in January 2017 after the latter moved to Chelsea.
The Nigeria international joined the former Premier League champions from Belgian outfit Genk for £15m.
“Yes it [comparison] used to irritate me but it’s football and I completely understand the fans because they love to find something to talk about,” Ndidi told BBC Sport Africa.
“Even before and then when I arrived at Leicester I heard it. I only wanted to be Wilfred Ndidi and not someone else.
“I focus on myself, I am always critical of myself, I do my best to improve as a footballer game by game and giving my best for my club.
“The comparison with others, about who is better or if Kante and I play alike, is irrelevant to me. I think all that comparison was for those who love to talk and I didn’t focus on it.
Source: Complete Sports