Wilfred Ndidi looks forward to Leicester City’s first away game of the season against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday with optimism even though he knows it’s going to be tough, as the Foxes determination to secure points in London is heightened further following the opening day of the season, Megasportsarena.com reports.
The Gunners, who were victorious in their maiden fixture, defeating Crystal Palace 2-0 at Selhurst Park, will undoubtedly provide another tough test to negotiate, however.
Speaking to the club website at the team’s base, LCFC Training Ground, the Nigerian midfielder said: “Every game is a difficult game – home or away – as long as you’re playing any team in the Premier League. It just depends on your tactics and is based on what you are going to present in the game and the way you go about it.
“I think it’s one of those games where you go there, and anything can happen. If we stick to our tactics and then do everything properly, I think we can get something out of the game.
“It was a good win for them (vs. Palace), and I think they’ll have the confidence now. So, it’s just for us now to look for our confidence. If we can get something out of this one, it is very good for the confidence moving forwards.
“Of course, Arsenal is a big team. As players, we know every game we want to achieve a certain goal. We have our aims this season also and for every game we know we have to do our best to get something out of it. So, I think it’s another game that we look forward to and see what comes out of it.”
Leicester looked on course to record a perfect start against Brentford at King Power Stadium, leading by two goals early in the second half, before the Bees’ late comeback ensured it would be honours even between the sides.
For Ndidi, who had carried an injury during pre-season but came through 90 minutes on Sunday, it was a frustrating end to a largely positive performance in front of the home support.
The 25-year-old explained: “It was really disappointing because we were really good in the game, 2-0 up, and then their goals just changed the game entirely. When you’re doing well and then all of a sudden it just doesn’t go the way you wanted, it was a sad one for me.
“It felt like we’d lost the game. We did play well, we stuck to the tactics, and everything was going smoothly until they got the second goal and then it just didn’t go our way. I’ve still been thinking about the game a lot and it’s making me feel bad.
“I feel my fitness level is still not at the peak, but I think it’s coming through and once it’s there, you will definitely see.”