Wilfred Ndidi has described Leicester City’s phased return to training as ‘amazing’ as the Foxes squad reconvened at Belvoir Drive for the first time since mid-March last week.
Clubs began by initially working in groups of no more than five, adhering to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. After a review of training protocol, clubs have now started contact training.
With the health of players and staff remaining the Club’s top priority, Leicester players undergo COVID Antigen Testing (CAT) twice weekly to ensure the working environment adheres to the highest safety standards.
For Ndidi, the opportunity to see his team-mates and to step up their collective efforts to 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.
“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!”