Wilfred Ndidi feels things “didn’t go” Leicester’s way in Monday’s loss to Arsenal but is refusing to be downbeat about the situation. The Foxes have now suffered back-to-back Premier League defeats after a 3-1 reverse at the Emirates Stadium to sit 11th in the table.
The euphoria of taking a 1-0 lead courtesy of Hector Bellerin’s 31st-minute own goal was replaced by the disappointment of conceding just before half time, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s second-half brace enough to see the points stay in north London.
It could have been a different story had the referee awarded Leicester a penalty in the first half when Rob Holding appeared to intentionally handle the ball, while Ndidi’s header struck the bar after the break.
The Nigeria international felt the visitors competed well during the first 45 minutes but needed luck to go their way in order to take something from the game.
“I would say it’s a bit disappointing in the second half, we did our bit in the first half, we did really well,” he told LCFC TV.
“It’s not just about looking at the first half, we need to develop the second half and go from there. It was a tight game. When we conceded the second and then the third, everything just didn’t go our way.
“If we’d have got the penalty and then the ball hadn’t hit the crossbar everything would have worked perfectly for us. We just look forward and take confidence into the next game.”