- Wilfred Ndidi eye-catching stats for Leicester City in the Premier League is something to write home about
- The Super Eagles midfielder has now be compared to Real Madrid's Carlos Casemiro who has won three Champions League
- Fans has given different opinions about both defensive midfielders on social media
Wilfred Ndidi and Carlos Casemiro have been buzzing on social media about who is the better defensive midfielder.
The Leicester City midfielder has had remarkable figures in the Premier League in the last two season where he was rated the best tackler in the English topflight division.
On the other hand, Casimero has been splendid in the star-studded Real Madrid team in the last four to five season.
But according to OptaJose, Ndidi's stats for the Foxes' incredible season under Brendan Rodgers has been remarkable with the King Power outfit as they sit comfortable in third position.
The Nigerian international has completed 56 tackles to Brazilian's 54 but 177 recoveries to Casemiro's 184.
Ndidi topped Madrid's midfielder's 41 clearances to 44 and edged Casemiro's from 12 to nine in chances created.
Nigerians have taken to Twitter to give different opinions about the midfielders who only clashed once when the Super Eagles clashed with Brazil in an international friendly in October 2019.
One fan was in full support of Leicester City star: "We all thought Leicester was going to challenge Liverpool for the EPL until Ndidi got injured. Even Jesus isn't recognized in Nazareth. Aside Fabinho, no DM is better than Ndidi in Europe this season. Casemiro has Kroos, Valverde, Isco and Modric beside him."
A second fan was in strong defence of the Brazilian: "Someone is making a case that Casemiro isn't Ndidi's mate cos the Brazilian won UCL trophies for Madrid. I'll like to believe that same person rates Kimpembe above Koulibaly."
A third fan was more analytical about both defensive midfielders: "Ndidi topped Europe with tackles and ball recoveries as a DM, the modern game needs a DM to do more than just win balls, Casemiro does every other thing expected better than Ndidi and also put in the tackles as well."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo has continued to be a game changer for Juventus since his arrival from Real Madrid in 2018.
The 35-year-old has scored important goals for the Bianconeri this season and is currently second on the scorers chart in Serie A behind Lazio's Ciro Immobile.
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