Leicester's new signing Wilfred Ndidi has praised the "great spirit" of his teammates after coming from a goal down to beat Everton 2-1 in the FA Cup on Saturday.
Romelu Lukaku had given the hosts a 63rd minute lead, but a brace from striker Ahmed Musa turned the tie around and saw Leicester progress into the fourth round.
Ndidi, who performed well alongside
“It felt good,” said the 20-year-old, quoted by the Leicester official website. “I’m really happy because the lads showed good fight.
“It was a nice surprise [to make my debut], but I just had to be ready. Every time in training, I always try to do my best.
“We showed great spirit. With this fight, I think we can do well. The group performance is more important than my performance. I always hope the group can perform, then look at my performance.”
Manager Claudio Ranieri heaped praise on his new addition following the victory, describing his performance as "unbelievable".
Claudio Ranieri on Wilfred Ndidi: "For the first time, at 20-years-old against Everton – one of the bigger teams – he played fantastically." pic.twitter.com/kde94cXah4— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) January 9, 2017
“Ndidi trained just two training sessions with us but played with fantastic personality," he said. "He recovered a lot of balls and played well. For 20 years old to make his first game against Everton, it’s unbelievable.”
He added on the win: