Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Onyinyen Ndidi has emerged Nigeria’s most prominent player with battling potentials, which could be considered key in stopping Croatia’s large array of dazzlers on Saturday.
Such is the manifestation of Ndidi’s qualities in training with the Eagles, since their arrival in Essentuki, Russia that he has been tipped to stand out in the charge against Luka Modric et al.
Ndidi was again outstanding in one of the of the formation tested by the Eagles during their closed door session, as they tried out the style Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp calls ‘Ghen Ghen Pressing.’
Coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr is yet to settle on a particular system of play for the Nigerian team ahead of their game against Croatia on Saturday and saw them try out new formations.
The 4-3-3 formation was heavily practised by the team with the constant pressing from up the field used in the session which lasted a little over an hour at their training base in Essentuki.
Ndidi was very pivotal in the system with a special role given to him to make sure opponents are not allowed space and time to pick out a pass. An instruction he easily interpreted thanks to his high work rate.
It was not the only formation rehearsed by the team yesterday as coach Rohr continue to work on possible formations to be used for the game on Saturday against Croatia.