Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Onyinyen Ndidi has admitted that he is truly relieved and delighted to return to action, after a long spell on the sidelines, and is now thinking of doing well at the World Cup.
The former Racing Genk of Belgium star was back in full duration action with the Super Eagles against Czech Republic on Wednesday and, though, he says it was disappointing to lose the match, he is happy to be back on the pitch again.
After fully recovering from a hamstring injury that sidelined him for five weeks, the 21-year-old played 90 minutes of the match, which the Eagles lost 1-0. Tomas Kalas scored the only goal of the game in the 25th minute.
Ndidi has made 17 appearances for the Eagles since he made his debut under former coach, Sunday Ogorchukwu Oliseh in 2015.
He is one of the 18 Nigeria players set to make their World Cup debuts at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, ahead of which he says he is looking forward to playing against Croatia, Iceland and Argentina in Group D.
The 21-year-old was last involved in a game on April 28 when Leicester lost to Crystal Palace, where he picked up the injury which ruled him out for the remainder of the recently concluded season.
Ndidi was relieved, after he featured from start to finish as Gernot Rohr’s side fell to their second consecutive defeat in their final pre-World Cup friendly at Rudolf-Tonn-Stadion.
The midfield enforcer, who missed the Eagles friendlies against Congo DR and England, will be hoping to play a part when the Super Eagles open their World Cup campaign with Croatia on June 16.
“Feels good to be back on the pitch,” Ndidi tweeted.