Wilfred Ndidi is elated to return to full training with his Leicester City team-mates following the coronavirus lockdown, reports Completesports.com.
The Premier League was suspended in mid-March due to the spread of the coronavirus.
Club’s were granted permission to resume training two weeks ago under strict social distancing guidelines
They are now partaking in contact training as part of the Premier League’s Return to Training Protocol.
Ndidi says the opportunity to see his team-mates and to step up their collective efforts be prepared for the planned resumption of the 2019/20 season has so far been an enjoyable experience.
“I’m so glad because [after] staying home for so long, training alone, I’m so happy to see to see the boys, to see everyone in the training ground,” the Nigeria international told LCFC TV via webcam.
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“It has been amazing because seeing these guys, everyone is okay. So, we’re really happy to be back. I’m really, really happy to see these boys and see the manager and everyone at the Club.
“First, we started [training on our own] and then we went into groups of five. So, [in] the groups of five, there was no contact. It’s just some distance, two metres apart.
“Or even more [distance] because you do different drills, you know. So, the good thing is seeing these boys, you get the feeling that everything is coming back, trying to become normal.
“It’s a good feeling. And then the training is getting back and we’re getting used to distancing and training. It has been amazing seeing the boys and giving Bluetooth hugs to everyone!”
The Club’s players were equipped with dedicated fitness plans by Leicester City’s medicals and sports team for 10 weeks before returning to training at Belvoir Drive.
Ndidi believes that the well detailed plan has boosted the players fitness level ahead of a phased transition into more tactical work over coming weeks.
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“They’ve really helped me because those plans were just trying to help you stay in shape, trying to keep you fit ahead of what we’re doing now,” City’s No.25 added.
“It really helped me because, psychologically, I’m always ready; ready and just trying to improve myself, you know. So, I’d say it has really helped me.
“Training with the other guys now, you see some guys faster than you, so you try to push and try to catch up because you follow the pace of someone even better than you. You have to give 100 per cent.”
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