I am not a failure at Leicester – Ahmed Musa

I am not a failure at Leicester – Ahmed Musa

Nigeria hero Ahmed Musa insists he was not a failure at Premier League outfit Leicester City.

The 25- year- old , whose brace in the Super Eagles’ 2- 0 defeat of plucky Iceland in their Group D Russia 2018 World Cup clash in Volgograd on Friday revived Nigeria’s second round qualification hopes , failed to establish himself after his reported £ 16 m move from Russian powerhouse CSKA Moscow in 2016 .

Musa, who is England’ s striker Jamie Vardy ’s understudy at Leicester, secured a six -month loan to his former club CSKA in January to enhance his chances of playing in the World Cup .

Following his splendid performance against Iceland, Musa is reportedly attracting interest from some top European sides including Arsenal , Fenerbahce , Galatasaray, and CSKA.

The former Kano Pillars winger , who on Friday emerged as the only Nigerian player to have scored twice in two separate World Cup matches ( against Argentina in 2014 and Iceland in 2018 ) , insisted he was the club did not give him the opportunity to show his quality after Claudio Ranieri, who brought him to King Power Stadium , was sacked in 2017.

“ Did you ever see me play ?” Musa told reporters after leading Nigeria to victory against World Cup debutants Iceland.

“ Did they give me any opportunity to show myself after they sacked the coach? So I don ’t want to talk about that. ”

He said his six – month loan in Russia helped regain confidence . He commended the Horses for the opportunity to play for them again .

Musa said , “They give me the confidence because it ’s not that easy staying on the bench without playing for seven months .”

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