Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa has said he will fight for his future at Premier League champions Leicester City after an indifferent start to life in England, AfricanFootball.com reports
The Foxes had thought Musa would hit the ground running when he completed his £18m transfer from CSKA Moscow during the summer transfer market.
But the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner has been struggling to find his range in England, featuring mostly as a substitute for the club.
This has gone on to affect his international career as his lack of playing time meant he was dropped to the bench by Nigeria for this month’s World Cup qualifier against Zambia. The Super Eagles won the encounter in Ndola 2-1.
He has now said he wishes to fight for a first-team shirt at Leicester even though he did not get off to a flying start in England.
“I will prove I can make the difference at Leicester,” he said.
“This is a new team for me, unlike most of the other players in the team and so it will take me some time to fit in but I believe I will soon be commanding a first-team place.”
The 24-year-old has made five appearances for Leicester in the league, three coming on as a substitute and he has yet to score a goal.
Meanwhile, former England captain Alan Shearer has told Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy to stop sulking and work harder to end his goal drought.
The former Newcastle United and England striker said he was alarmed at Vardy’s body language during Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at Chelsea as his barren streak stretched to seven games.
“Jamie is going through a goal drought and is not going to get out of it by sulking, because that is what he looks like he is doing at the minute,” he said in his column in The Sun.
“He is not doing what he did last season and causing defenders enough problems. He makes it easy for them.”Punch