Ndidi lacked awareness in Leicester defeat – Upson

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Former England defender, Matthew Upson, has stated that Wilfred Ndidi lacked awareness in Leicester City’s abysmal 6-2 defeat to Tottenham on Saturday, Sunday PUNCH report.

Spurs trailed to Youri Tielemans’ early penalty but took advantage of the Foxes’ failings at set-pieces as Harry Kane and Eric Dier nodded home from corners to turn the game around.

James Maddison’s fabulous first-time finish briefly drew Leicester level again, but Ndidi’s mistake allowed Rodrigo Bentancur to steer Tottenham back in front at the start of the second half before substitute Son stole the show with a scintillating 13-minute hat-trick.

The 25-year-old who has had a game to forget was also booked 60 seconds later for a bad foul on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

“It’s all about Ndidi’s lack of awareness,” Upson said after the game.

“Bentancur robbed Ndidi of the ball which was unusual of the Nigerian.

“He doesn’t properly control it and he was looking at his teammates putting his hands up, there’s not much he can say, he had no idea what was around him.

“Bentancur read it superbly and is so composed, he passes the ball with pace and it’s a great finish.
“The pressure from Spurs is noticeably different, they started the second half with intensity.”