Super Eagles forward Ahmed Musa has revealed that former Nigeria international and skipper of the national team, Nwankwo Kanu is his role model.
The former captain of Nigeria, who made a then record £16m move from CSKA Moscow this summer, also insists that he is working hard to adapt to the playing style in England.
The former Kano Pillars winger has only featured eight times (two starts and six substitute appearances) so far this season for the Foxes battling for a starter’s shirt with Riyad Mahrez, Marc Albrighton, new signing Islam Slimani, and club topscorer from last season, Jamie Vardy.
Musa, however, accepts Claudio Ranieri’s decision to keep him on the bench in a bid to adjust to the speed and intensity of the Premier League.
“The Premier League is much faster than Russia – there is so much running here – but I think within a few games I will be able to adapt,” Musa told The Guardian.
“Whenever the manager decides, I’ll be ready to play and give 100%.
Musa also praised former Super Eagles skipper Nwankwo Kanu for his influence.
“Kanu is like a role model for me. I got to know him when I started playing in the national team. He’s like a hero in Nigeria.
“We always have contact with each other and I spoke to him before I came to Leicester. I was in Russia and he called me, because he always advises me what to do. He told me that I would enjoy it in the Premier League and England, that it was a nice place.”
The 23-year-old is expected in the Super Eagles camp on Monday ahead of the team’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Zambia..