Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi says they’re champing at the bit to face Liverpool in tomorrow’s Carabao Cup quarterfinal.
Ndidi, 25, admits it has been a tough spell for the first team squad but is glad that Leicester are returning to matches.
“It’s been difficult because we haven’t really had time to train as a group,” the Nigeria international told LCFC TV. “We have to follow the protocol and it’s been difficult because we haven’t been together as a group.
“It feels like [it’s been a long time since Leicester’s last game]. We had be at home for some days so it feels so long. Now we have a game coming up, but we haven’t really trained properly together. It feels a little bit better now, but as a group, everyone is not yet back.
“As a group, we know what we want and I’m happy because we’re getting back together.”
City lifted their first-ever FA Cup crown last season after beating Chelsea in the final at Wembley Stadium – and Ndidi says that achievement can give the squad confidence in this season’s Carabao Cup. The Foxes have lifted the trophy three times before, most recently in 2000.
“It gives us this mindset that it is achievable, it is possible, no matter the team you are playing,” he added. “It is really possible. The confidence is here. When you think back to that amazing feeling of winning the FA Cup, it is something we have in our minds that we can achieve things together as a group.
“We’ve done it and it we can still do it. We’ve done it before and we can do it. It all depends on us to actually be at our best in every single game.”