Leicester Metropolis supervisor Dean Smith has defended Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi following a nightmare efficiency vs Manchester Metropolis within the English Premier League on Saturday April 15.
Ndidi conceded a penalty for Metropolis`s 2nd aim within the eleventh minute when he was adjudged to have dealt with a cross from Jack Grealish. Metropolis had been awarded a spot-kick following a VAR overview that confirmed the defensive midfielders made contact with the ball along with his hand.
On that call Smith informed LCFC TV: “Sure, it’s unlucky. I imply, Tim (Castagne) is trying to cease the cross. Jack Grealish lifts it, you recognize, to face it up on the far publish, and Wilf’s lifted his leg to attempt to cease it as properly.
“And if the ball doesn’t hit his hand, it hits his face. However I’d have definitely been claiming that as properly if I used to be their supervisor”
A troublesome night was compounded for Ndidi when Kevin De Bruyne took the ball off him in the course of the park earlier than enjoying a go to Erling Haaland who dinked the ball over the goalkeeper for Manchester Metropolis`s third aim.
Ndidi`s Tremendous Eagles teammate Kelechi Iheanacho scored towards his former membership Manchester Metropolis because it completed Manchester Metropolis 3-1 Leicester Metropolis on the Etihad Stadium.
Appointed as substitute for sacked Brendan Rodgers final week, Dean Smith is assured Ndidi and his Leicester Metropolis can nonetheless save their top-flight standing regardless of sitting in nineteenth place on the EPL standings with few weeks to the top of the season.
The Foxes will subsequent face Wolverhampton on the King energy Stadium on April 22.