Leicester City manager Claude Puel has expressed his sadness at losing ‘fantastic’ Wilfred Ndidi.
The combative midfielder was sent off after picking his second booking in the Foxes’ 2-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion in Saturday’s English Premier League encounter at the American Express Community Stadium.
And as a result, the 21- year-old has been suspended for the King Power Stadium outfit’s next two games against Newcastle United and Burnley which left a sour taste in the mouth of the French tactician.
“Of course he [Ndidi] is a valuable player for us,” Puel told Leicester Mercury.
“He is like other important players for us. He recovers a lot of possession and he has improved in possession also.
“He prevents the opponents from hitting us on the counter-attack and he has been a fantastic player for us since the beginning of the season.
“To lose Wilfred at this point of the season is harsh for us because we have not got a lot of players with the same attributes. We will find a solution collectively.”
The former Genk player has been a regular feature for the Foxes this season with 36 appearances across all competitions.
Also, he has helped the club keep 12 clean sheets this term, capping it with three goals.