Nigeria international Wilfred Ndidi has penned an emotional statement to Leicester City fans after the team was relegated from the Premier League.
The Foxes will now play in the EFL Championship for next season after finishing 18th on the table and were relegated alongside Leeds United and Southampton. Leicester managed 34 points from 38 matches and it was not enough to keep them up.
The 26-year-old Nigeria international has talked for the first time since the Foxes faced the axe and he admitted they had let down Leicester fans in the battle to keep their status in the top flight.
“I would like to offer my sincerest apologies for the team’s relegation,” Ndidi wrote on his Instagram page adding: “Gutted that we couldn’t make it in the end. We understand how much you invested in supporting us throughout the season, and we deeply regret letting you down.
“Please know that your unwavering support is invaluable to us, and we are grateful for your loyalty to the club. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.”
Despite struggling with injuries, the Super Eagle managed 27 appearances overall for Leicester in the Premier League, playing 1,682 minutes. His last appearance in the league came on May 22, playing 89 minutes for Leicester versus Newcastle United in a 0-0 outcome.
Ndidi joined Leicester in January 2017 from Belgian outfit Genk, for whom he made 63 league appearances in total, scoring four goals and providing one assist.